Diaphananthe plehniana (Schltr.) Schltr. 1918

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Vincent Droissart and The Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Part shade Hot Warm LATERSpring

Common Name Plehn's Diaphananthe

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon and Gabon in shady rainforests at low elevations as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a horizontal, short stem carrying 3 to 5, large, in 2 rows, basally twisted to all be in one plane, fan-like, pendendt, oblanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, leaves that blooms in the later spring on a pendent, to 5.2" [13 cm] long, 13 to 16 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Angraecum plehnianum Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006;