Ancistrorhynchus ovatus Summerh. 1944 Photo by Eerica Schulz and her Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shade Cool LATER Spring

Common Name The Ovate Ancistrorhynchus

Flower Size

Found in The Congo, Gabon, Zaire, Central African Republic and Uganda in evergreen forests at elevations of 1200 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing pendent to ascending epiphyte with an arcuate stem carrying up to 12, linear, unequally bilobed apically, each lobe subacute to obscurely 2 toothed, basally twisted , articulate to imbricate basally leaves that blooms in the later spring on a capitate, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, , many flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate to ligulate, acute, as long to longer than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 drawing good