Diceratostele gabonensis Summerh. 1938

Drawing by The National Botanic Garden Belgium Herbaria Website


Common Name The Gabonese Diceratostele

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Ivory Coast, Liberia, Cameroon, Gabon and Zaire as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying towards the apex, 6 to 8, elliptic, lanceoalte, acuminate, prominently 3 nerved beneeath, long petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring through summer on an axillary, 1.5" [3.75 cm] long, rachis somewhat pubescent, single flowered inflorescence with 10 to 15, triangular-acute, patent, distichous floral bracts and carrying white flowers. .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung #13 753 - 816 Bulbophyllinae Brieger 1983 photo plant only/drawing ok;Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 drawing fide; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide;