Ancistrorhynchus recurvus Finet 1907

Apex of leaf Photos by Vincent Droissart and The Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Deep shade Cool

Common Name The Recurved Ancistrorhynchus

Flower Size

Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo, Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Zaire and Uganda in evergreen rainforests at elevations of 1100 to 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying several, linear, unequally bilobed apically, each lobe bidentate leaves that blooms on a short, basal inflorescence with a dense head of many flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; 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 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;