!Auxopus kamerunensis Schltr.1905

Photo by Segerback

Common Name The Cameroon Auxopus

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea, Gabon, Cameroon and the Central African Republic in rainforests in dense shade as a small sized, hot growing mycoheterotrophic leafless terrestrial with a very slender, yellowish-brown stem with 2 to 3, minute scale-like bracts and blooms in the winter on a many flowered, corymb-like inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as A cameroonensis; Orchids of Nigeria Segerback 1983 photo fide