Chamaeangis sarcophylla Schltr. 1915 Photo courtesy of Droissart V. and his Orchidaceae in Central Africa Website

FragranceFull shadeWarm Cold Fall

Common Name The Fleshy Leafed Chamaeangis

Flower Size 1/4" [7 mm]

Found in Burundi, Zaire, Rwanda, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing, monopodial epiphyte with an upright to pendant, short stem with fleshy, swollen, dark bluish grey, linear, falcate, very unequal bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, erect, densely many flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 flowers at each node with faintly scented flowers

Synonyms Chamaeangis orientalis Summerh. 1951 publ. 1952

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 drawing/photo fide