!Cribbia brachyceras ( Summerh. ) Senghas 1985

Plant and flowers in Situ Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Specimen sheet Specimen Scan by The JSTOR Plant Science Website

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Common Name The Short Spur Cribbia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea, Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Zaire, Rwanda and Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia in forest amongst mosses on tree trunks and rarely as a lithophyte on mossy rocks, at elevations of 1500 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or rarely lithophyte with an upright to arching stem carrying 2 ranked, conduplicate, linear-oblong, unequally bilobed apically leaves with rounded lobes that blooms in the spring on usually several, suberect to spreading, 1.6 to 7.2" [4 to 18 cm] long, 7 to 15 flowered inflorescence with well spaced, almost translucent flowers.

Synonyms *Aerangis brachyceras Summerh. 1934; Angraecopsis brachyceras (Summerh.) R.Rice 2005; Azadehdelia brachyceras (Summerh.) Braem 1988; Rangaeris biglandulosa Summerh. 1936; Rangaeris brachyceras (Summerh.) Summerh. 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Rangaeris brachyceras drawing ok; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 as Rangaeris brachyceras; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as Rangaeris brachyceras drawing fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide