Ancistrorhynchus serratus Summerh. 1966


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

Deep shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Serrate Ancistrorhynchus [refers to the serrate apex of the leaves]

Flower Size

Found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo and The Gulf of Guinea Islands in evergreen forests at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a fairly elongate, occasionally branched stem carrying several, linear, unequally bilobed apically, each lobe irregularly toothed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, basal inflorescence with a dense head of several to many flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006