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

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; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006