Cribbia thomensis la Croix & P.J.Cribb 1997

Photos by E Tanner and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Sao Tome' Cribbia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Tanzania in montane forests at elevations of 2000 to 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying 5, in 2 rows towards the apex of the stem, conduplicate, linear-oblanceolate, unequally and bluntly bilobed leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary or basal, spreading, 4 to 5.2" [10 to 13 cm] long, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with oval, acute bracts and .4" [1 cm] between each flower.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Angraecopsis summerhayesii R.Rice 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 drawing fide

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