Diaphananthe rohrii (Rchb.f.) Summerh. 1960

Inflorescence Photos by T Stevart and The Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Part shade Cold Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name Rohr's Diaphananthe [German Orchidist and Type collector 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Togo, Cameroon, Burundi, Central African Republic, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Zaire, Angola, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania in montane forestsw at elevations of 2100 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an irregular, short stem carrying 2 to 7, somewhat falcate, linear to obovate, slightly unequally bilobed apically, articulated below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a [5 to 17 cm] long, zigzag, laxly many flowered inflorescence with amplexicaule bracts and carrying waxy flowers.

D rohrii is similar to D candida other than D rohrii has yellow green flowers and has a .44 to .5" [1.1 to 1.2 cm] long, spur instead of white flowers with a 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, spur.

Synonyms Angorchis rohrii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Angraecum quintasii Rolfe 1891; *Angraecum rohrii Rchb.f. 1881; Diaphananthe alfredii Geerinck 1990; Diaphananthe quintasii (Rolfe) Schltr. 1918; Mystacidium quintasii (Rolfe) R.Rice 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 as D quintasii; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rassmussen 2004; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006;

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