Diaphananthe bueae (Schltr.) Schltr. 1918


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