Ancistrorhynchus schumannii (Kraenzl.) Summerh. 1948

Plant Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

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Common Name or Meaning Schumann's Ancistrorhynchus [German Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon and Zaire in dense forests at elevations around 1500 metes as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a stem enveloped by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying oblong, equally lobed apically leaves that blooms on a short, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Angraecum schumannii Kraenzl. 1889; Mystacidium schumannii (Kraenzl.) Rolfe 1897; Phormangis schumannii (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918; Tridactyle schumannii (Kraenzl.) Summerh. 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006