AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Rangaeris longicaudata (Rolfe) Summerh. in J.Hutchinson & J.M.Dalziel, Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 2: 449 (1936).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Mystacidium longicaudatum Rolfe in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 7: 170 (1897).
Description:
Stems long, slender. Leaves 6-12 x 1-1.5 cm J narrowly oblong. Inflorescences 8-15 cm long, 3- to 4-flowered. Flowers white. Pedicel and ovary 5-6 mm long; bracts 12-14 mm lang. Sepals, petals and lip all 20-35 mm long, lanceolate, acuminate, the edges of roe lip curled back. Spur 15-19 cm lang. Column 6 mm lang.
Habitat:
?
Cultivation:
As given for the genus.
Distribution:
Ivory Coast to Gabon
References:
WCSP (2017). 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 17.03.2017; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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