Diaphananthe bueae (Schltr.) Schltr. 1918

Inflorescence

Plant Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Part shadeWarm TO CoolSummer Only UgandaWinter

Common Name or Meaning Buea's Diaphananthe

Flower Size [1.7 cm]

Found in the Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Uganda in rainforests among lichens and mosses at elevations of 1000 to 1700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 2 ranked, clustered towards the apex, lanceolate-ligulate, unequally and shortly bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer everywhere except in winter in Uganda on axillary or below the leaves, 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with amplexicaule bracts

Synonyms *Angraecum bueae Schltr.1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006

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