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; Rhipidoglossum thomense (la Croix & P.J.Cribb) Farminhão & Stévart 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawingfide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 drawing 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