Diaphananthe millarii (Bolus) H.P.Linder 1989 Photo by © Cameron & Rhoda McMaster and their African Bulbs - South African Orchid Page


Flower Closeup Photos by © Lourens Grobler

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Common Name Millar's Diaphananthe [South African Orchid Enthusiast early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in eastern Cape and Natal States of South Africa in coastal forests on twigs and branches at elevations of sea level tp 200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying, 3 to 10 linear-lorate to linear-oblanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, rounded lobes, bright green with darker venation leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on usually several, pendant, from below the leaves, to 1.4" [6 cm] long, 7 to 18 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Mystacidium millarii Bolus 1905; Rhipidoglossum millarii (Bolus) Farminhão & Stévart 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as Mystacidium millarii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 #9 1984 as Mystacidium millarii photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986 as Mystacidium millarii photo ok; A Culture Manual for Angraecoid Orchid Growers Hillerman 1992 as Mystacidium millarii photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 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