Ancistrorhynchus straussii (Schltr.) Schltr. 1918

Plant and Flowers Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Full ShadeWarm

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

Flower Size

Found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon and Zaire in dense primary forests at elevations around 700 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 5 to 7, linear to linear-lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms on a short, capitate, densely 5 to 14 flowered inflorescence with oblong elliptic bracts.

Synonyms *Angraecum straussii Schltr. 1906; Cephalangraecum straussii (Schltr.) 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