Chamaeangis ichneumonea (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918 Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Plant and Flower Photo courtesy of Guy Ramette-Vovan of Gabon and his Gabon Orchids Website

Full shadeCoolTo HotSpring

Common Name The Fly-Like Chamaeangis

Flower Size 1/8" [.6 cm]

Found in the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte found high up in trees in deep shade that likes high humidity at elevations around 600 meters with short, usually pendant stems with several, linear, curved, acutely bilobed at the apex, the shorter lobe often almost absent, rather fleshy, olive green leaves from which arise a pendant, 8 to 20" [20 to 50 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with the flowers arranged spirally all occuring in the spring.

Synonyms *Angraecum ichneumoneum Lindl. 1862; Epidorchis ichneumonea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Listrostachys ichneumonea (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1887

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006

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