!Chauliodon deflexicalcaratum (De Wild.) L.Jonss.1979

Inflorescence Photos by B Sonke and His West African Orchid Website

Part shadeHot WinterSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Down Bent Spur Chauldiodon

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Gabon and Zaire at elevations around 50 meters in rainforests on trees and well shaded shrubs at forest margins as a leafless,small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short central stem with radiating, many, elongate roots that blooms on a few, slender, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Angraecum deflexicalcaratum De Wild. 1916; Chauliodon buntingii Summerh. 1943; Gussonea deflexicalcarata (De Wild.) Schltr. 1918; Microcoelia deflexicalcarata (De Wild.) Summerh. 1943

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Chauliodon buntingii; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing/photo fide; Angraeciod Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006

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