Ancistrorhynchus tenuicaulis Summerh 1953 publ. 1954

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

Full Shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name or MeaningThe Delicate Inflorescence Ancistrorhynchus

Flower Size .2" [3mm]

Found in Gabon, Zaire, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi in evergreen forests at elevations around 900 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short ascending to arcuate stem enveloped by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying linear, clustered towards the apex, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, capitate, densely few to many flowered inflorescence with elliptic, obtuse bracts.


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; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006