Angraecopsis elliptica Summerh. 1951 Drawing by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Drawing Drawing by Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent

Deep shade Warm Cool Summer THROUGHFall

Common Name The Elliptic Angraecopsis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Zaire and Uganda in montane forests usually in deep shade at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short, erect, stem carrying 2 ranked, curved, basally conduplicate, flat above, elliptic-oblong to oblanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, the shorter lobe absent leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a axillary from the old leafless sheaths below the leaves, 1.6 to 7.2" [4 to 18 cm] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006