!Calyptrochilum emarginatum (Afzel. ex Sw.) Schltr.1918 Photo courtesy of Guy Ramette Vovan of Gabon.

FragranceFull shadeHotWarmFall

Common Name The Notched Calyptrochilum

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Zaire in tropical, evergreen and deciduous rainforests at elevations around sealevel to 1000 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with long stems carrying distichous, ovate, leathery, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall with an axillary, 2" [5 cm] long, densely many-flowered inflorescence with strongly scented [diurnally and nocturnally], smaller flowers held in a cluster.

Synonyms Angraecum emarginatum (Afzel. ex Sw.) Roberty 1954; Angraecum imbricatum Lindl. 1918; Calyptrochilum imbricatum (Lindl.) Schltr. 1914; Calyptrochilum preussii Kraenzl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 22: 30 (1895; Epidorchis imbricata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Limodorum emarginatum Afzel. ex Sw. 1800

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C imbricatum 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 photo ok; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1985 as C imbricatum; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996

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