Angraecopsis tridens (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918

Plant in situ Photos by Vincent Droissart and The Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Deep shade Cool LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Three Toothed Angraecopsis

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Guinea, Cameroon and the Gulf of Guinea Islands in montane rainforest at elevations of 1250 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, erect stem carrying 2 to 4, 2 ranked, linear to narrowly ligulate, somewhat curved leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a slender, basal, [1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long, few to many flowered inflorescence with small bracts.

Synonyms Angraecopsis occidentalis (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918; Angraecum occidentale (Kraenzl.) Rolfe 1897; *Angraecum tridens Lindl. 1862; Epidorkis tridens (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Listrostachys tridens (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1865; Mystacidium tridens (Lindl.) Rolfe 1897; Saccolabium occidentale Kraenzl. 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------