Diaphananthe welwitschii (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1918 ISOTYPE Collection Sheet and Drawing by Rchb. f.

Part shade WarmCool

Common Name or Meaning Welwitsch's Diaphananthe [Austrian Orchid Collector in Angola 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Angola at elevations of 700 to 1150 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte in the same areas as D fragrantissima and may just be a young smaller plant with shorter leaves and a more swollen spur.

CAUTION !!!!!Data Deficient - This species may be a young form of D fragrantissima

Synonyms Angorchis welwitschii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1894; *Listrostachys welwitschii Rchb.f. 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006;