Diaphananthe sarcorhynchoides J.B.Hall 1974 Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Full shadeSpring

Common Name The Fleshy Beaked Diaphananthe

Flower Size .3" [8 mm]

Found in Ivory Coast, Ghana and Gabon in shady wet forests and bush as a large to giant sized, epiphyte with elongate, pendant stems carrying many, 2 ranked, elliptic, basally twisted to all face in one planr, bilobed apically, round lobed leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendant, arising from the base of the leaf bearing sheath, 3.2 to 5" [8 to 12.5 cm] long, 8 to 14 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Angraecoid orchids Stewart, Hermans & Campbell 2006