!Distylodon comptum Summerh. 1966

HOLOTYPE Drawing and Collection sheet

Collection sheet by Summerhayes and The Kew Royal Botanical Garden Website

Part shade Warm Spring

Common Name The Adorned Distylodon [refers to the 2 fang-like subulate teeth of the rostellum]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southwestern Uganda in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short, flattened stem carrying 2 ranked, ovate to ellipitc-lanceolate, basally twisted so to be all in one plane, unequally and acutely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the mid-spring on a slender, .88" [2.2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an ovate acute bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 drawing fide