Cribbia confusa P.J.Cribb 1996

Photo by 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 Rhipidoglossum confusum (P.J.Cribb) Farminhão & Stévart 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #10 2015 photo fide; Phytotaxa 349 (3) 2018 "A revised concept of Rhipidoglossum (Angraecinae, Orchidaceae)" JOÃO N. M. FARMINHÃO, PIERRE MEERTS, PASCAL DESCOURVIÈRES, VINCENT DROISSART, MURIELLE SIMO-DROISSART & TARIQ STÉVART photo fide