Auxopus macranthus Summerh. 1951 publ. 1952

Photo by Francisco Perez-Vera

Drawing Drawing by Susan Hillier/Cribb

Full shadeCool Winter

Common Name The Spotted Auxopus

Flower Size much longer than wide .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Zaire and Uganda in dense forests in leaf mold at elevations around 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial without leaves with more or less horizontal, narrowly cylindrical tubers giving rise to and erect, somewhat flexuous, slender stem with 1 to several cataphyls along its length, well spaced towards the base, much closer above, that blooms in the winter on an erect, peduncle, slender, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, rachis longer, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, c;losely to loosely several to many flowered inflorescence with spreading, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying spreading to more or less ereect, yellowish brown to brown flowers.

Synonyms Auxopus kamerunensis var. grandiflora Summerh. 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984 drawing fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide;