!Listrostachys pertusa (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1852 Photo courtesy of Guy Ramette Vovan and his Gabon Orchids Website

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Full shadeWarmTo Hot EARLYSummer

Common Name The Pierced or Carved Listrostachys [Refers to the deep depression in the lip, surrounded by green]

Flower Size .22" [6mm]

Found in Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Principe, Sierra Leone and Zaire in evergreen forests at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing, monopodial epiphyte with a short stem carrying 9 to 15 distichous, close set, linear, folded, very stiff, almost equally and obtuesely bilobed apically leaves from which an axillary, 12" [30 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with the flowers in two opposing rows occuring in the early summer.

Synonyms Angorchis pertusa (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891 ; *Angraecum pertusum Lindl. 1836; Listrostachys behnickiana Kraenzl. 1909; !Listrostachys jenischiana Rchb. f. 1852

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Listrostachys jenischiana ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 2 1979 photo; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;