Diaphananthe sarcorhynchoides J.B.Hall 1974

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Full shadeHot LATER Spring

Common Name The Fleshy Beaked Diaphananthe

Flower Size .3" [8 mm]

Found in Ivory Coast, Ghana and Gabon in lowland shady wet forests and bush as a large to giant sized, hot growing 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 later 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 ; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Angraecoid orchids Stewart, Hermans & Campbell 2006