Cribbia confusa P.J.Cribb 1996 Photo courtesy of Alan Gregg and Swansea Botanical Complex

Part shade WarmCoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Confused Cribbia [refers to the confusion with this species as C brachyceras but differs in the larger flowers and longer lip and shorter spur]

Flower Size .7" [1.8 cm]

Found in Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Sao Tome in humid montane forests at elevations of 600 to 2100 meters as an erect, small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect to horizontal stem carrying 2 ranked, conduplicate, linear-oblanceolate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that bloms in the spring on an axillary to basal, spreading, 3.6 to 6" [9 to 15 cm] long, 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence with oval, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms

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

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