Ancistrorhynchus cephalotes (Rchb.f.) Summerh. 1944 Photo courtesy of Akerne Orchids

Drawing Drawing by Isobyl & Eric LaCroix

FragranceSunWarm to Coolfall

Common Name The Head Shaped Ancistrorhynchus

Flower Size 3/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Togo in evergreen forests as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying several, linear, slightly folded at the base, bilobed apically with erose lobes leaves that blooms in the fall on a densely many flowered inflorescence enveloped by large chaffy bracts and carries a ball of scented flowers

Synonyms Angraecum cephalotes (Rchb.f.) N.E.Br. 1882; Angraecum glomeratum Ridl. 1885; Cephalangraecum cephalotes (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1918; Cephalangraecum glomeratum (Ridl.) Schltr. 1918; *Listrostachys cephalotes Rchb.f. 1872; Listrostachys glomerata (Ridl.) Rolfe 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 # 10 1963 as Cephalangraecum glomeratum; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing/photo fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 photo good; African Orchids in the Wild and in Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok;