Diaphananthe eggelingii P.J.Cribb 1989 TYPE Drawing by Phillip Cribb

Part shadeWarm TO CoolFall

Common Name Eggeling's Diaphananthe

Flower Size .6 to .75" [1.5 to 1.8 cm]

Found in Uganda in the Impenetrable rainforest at elevations around 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongated, pendent stem carrying very fleshy, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, basally twisted to lie in one plane leavse taht blooms in the fall on several, in the upper part of the stem, 1 to 2 per node, 3.2 to 6.4" [8 to 16 cm] long, 7 to 16 flowered inflorescence with amplexicaul, conical floral bracts and carrying parchment white colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 3 Cribb 1989 Drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006