Eggelingia gabonensis P.J.Cribb & Laan 1989 Drawing by Dr. deWilde and J. Arends and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm

Common Name The Gabon Eggelingia

Flower Size .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm]

Found in Gabon and Cameroon at elevations around 570 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with very slender stems in tufts carrying narrow, linear, basally twisted so as toall lie in one plane, acutely bilobed apically leaves that blooms on an opposite the elaves, .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescnce with small ovate floral bracts and carrying transluscent white flowers.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution!!!

Synonyms Tridactyle gabonensis (P.J.Cribb & Laan) R.Rice 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006

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