Ancistrorhynchus crystalensis P.J.Cribb & Laan 1989 Photo by Art Vogel


Common Name The Crystaline Ancistrorhynchus

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm]

Found in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Islands and Gabon as a small to medium sized epiphyte or lithophyte with an erect stem carrying 6 to 13, linear, leathery, unequally bilobed apically, each lobe 2 to 3 toothed, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a capitate, dense, 1.6" [3.5 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006