Ancistrorhynchus clandestinus (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918

Photo by Guy Ramette-Vovan and his Gabon Orchids Website

Part shadeWarmCool LATER spring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Hidden Ancistrorhynchus

Flower Size 3/8" [9.4 mm]

Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Rwanda, Zaire, and Uganda in evergreen forests at elevations of 900 to 1100 meters as a small to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect to pendant stem carrying 5 to 10, fan-shaped, narrowly linear, tapering and acuminate to the very unequally bilobed apex leaves that are articulated to the leaf bases and blooms in the later spring and early summer on a capitate, .8" [2 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence with elliptic-lanceolate, acute floral bracts

Synonyms Ancistrorhynchus brunneomaculatus (Rendle) Schltr. 1918; Ancistrorhynchus durandianus (Kraenzl. ex De Wild. & T.Durand) Schltr. 1918; Ancistrorhynchus stenophyllus (Schltr.) Schltr. 1918; Angorchis clandestina (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Angraecum brunneomaculatum Rendle 1913; *Angraecum clandestinum Lindl. 1836; Angraecum clandestinum var. stenophyllum Schltr. 1900; Listrostachys clandestina (Lindl.) Rolfe 1897; Listrostachys durandiana Kraenzl. ex De Wild. & T.Durand 1899;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo fide