Diaphananthe delepierreana Lebel & Geerinck 1998Drawing by A Fernandez and The Botanic Garden Of Belgium Website

Part shade cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name Delepierre's Diaphananthe [French Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Rwanda in forests along riversides at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate stem carrying well spaced, broadly oblong, undulate margined, slightly leathery, unequally bilobed, rounded lobed leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an axillary, [2.8" [7 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006;