Diaphananthe bidens (Afzel. ex Sw.) Schltr. 1914 Photo courtesy of Guy Ramette Vovan and his Gabon Orchids Website

FragranceFull shadeWarmTo HotFall

Common Name The Two Toothed Diaphananthe

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found from Benin, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Cameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equiatorial Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Zaire, Rwanda, Angola and Uganda in rainforests on tree trunks and large branches at elevations of 350 to 1300 meters as a medium sized pendant and warm to cool growing epiphyte with pendant, elongate stems carrying numerous, distichous, ovate or elliptic, unequally and acutely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a pendant, many [to 25] flowered, 9" [22 cm] long, racemose inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Angorchis ashantensis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Angorchis monodon (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Angraecum ashantense Lindl. 1843; Angraecum bakeri Kraenzl. 1889; Angraecum bidens (Afzel. ex Sw.) Rendle 1913; Angraecum monodon Lindl. 1851; Angraecum subfalcifolium De Wild. 1916; Diaphananthe ashantensis (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918; Diaphananthe monodon (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918; Diaphananthe mystacidioides (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918; Diaphananthe producta (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918; Diaphananthe subfalcifolia (De Wild.) Schltr. 1918 ; *Limodorum bidens Afzel. ex Sw. 1805; Listrostachys ashantensis (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1864; Listrostachys bakeri (Kraenzl.) T.Durand & Schinz 1894; Listrostachys bidens (Afzel. ex Sw.) Rolfe 1898; Listrostachys longissima Kraenzl. 1912; Listrostachys monodon (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1864; Listrostachys mystacidioides Kraenzl. 1900; Mystacidium duemmerianum Kraenzl. 1929; Mystacidium productum Kraenzl. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986 drawing/photo good; Orchids of the Central African Republic - A Provisional Checklist Cribb & Fay 1987; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 drawing/photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo ok;

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