!Plectrelminthus caudatus (Lindl.) Summerh. 1949

Plant and Flower

Photos by Marc Flandre.

FragranceFull sunHot to Warm LATEWinterandSpring

Common Name The Long-Sepaled Plectrelminthus

Flower Size to 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Central African Republic, Casmeroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Zaire as a small to medium sized, warm to hot growing, monopodial epiphyte found low on large trees and branches most often in full sun with a leafy stem to 6" [15 cm] long carrying several, distichous, close set, broadly strap shaped, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an arcuate, 2' [60 cm] long, several flowered raceme of non resupinate, scented blooms.

They can be grown in the same manner as Vanda, with a basket, high light and humidity.

Synonyms Angorchis caudata (Lindl.) Kuntze; *Angraecum caudatum Lindl. 1836; Leptocentrum caudatum (Lindl.) Schltr. 1914; Listrostachys caudata (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1864; Plectrominthus bicolor Raf. 1836; Plectrelminthus caudatus var. trilobatus Szlach. & Olszewski 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Leptocentrum caudatum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Listrostachys caudata drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 4 1958 as Angraecum caudatus drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 24 #4 1960 as Angraecum caudatus photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 # 10 1963 as Leptocentrum caudatum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 9 1984 photo; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 #9 1984 photofide; A Culture Manual for Angraecoid Orchid Growers Hillerman 1992 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 10 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #12 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #2 2020 photo fide