!Calyptrochilum emarginatum (Afzel. ex Sw.) Schltr.1918

Photo by 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; Epidorkis imbricata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Limodorum emarginatum Afzel. ex Sw. 1800

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as C imbricatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 # 10 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as C imbricatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #12 1967 photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 photo ok; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Angraecoid Orhids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo fide;