Ancistrorhynchus refractus (Kraenzl.) Summerh. 1944

Flower DetailPhotos by W Bachmann and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Broken Off Ancistrorhynchus

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Tanzania in montane evergreen forests at elevations of 900 to 2100 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, very short stem carrying 6 to 8, fleshy-coriaceous, conduplicate, linear, unequally bilobed apically, articulate to the imbricate leaf sheaths below leaves that blooms in the winter and later spring on clustered, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute bracts.

Synonyms Cyrtorchis refracta (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918; *Listrostachys refracta Kraenzl. 1902

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 drawing fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo fide