Ancistrorhynchus laxiflorus Mansf. 1935 Drawing by M E Church/Cribb

Part shade Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Ovate Ancistrorhynchus

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania in montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing erect to spreading epiphyte with a short stem carrying 3 to 10, coriaceous, linear, unequally bilobed apically, articulated at the base to acutely angled, imbricate base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, densely 5 to 6 flowered inflorscence with papery, elliptic, obtuse somewhat shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white flowers with a green mark on the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006