Cardiochilos williamsonii P.J.Cribb 1977 Photo by Eric La Croix

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Cribb

Common Name Williamson's Cardiochilos [South African Dentist and Botanist Died 2017]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Tanzania and Malawi in montane and submontane forests on shrubs with lichen at elevations of 1800 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying in two rows, spreading, falcate, linear, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to 4, basal, lateral, peduncle .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] long, with ovate to obovate bracts, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, overall, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence carrying pale green to ochreous orange flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing good; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 drawing fide;