!Podangis dactyloceras [Rchb.f]Schltr. 1918 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl Floral closeup Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Part sunHot to WarmSpringtoFall

Common Name The Finger-Like Bent Spur Podangis

Flower Size 1/8" x 1/2" [2mm x 7 mm]

A mini-fan equitant from Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zaire with glasslike flowers that likes hot to warm temps and is found in evergreen rainforests often near waterfalls or rivers at altitudes of 750 to 1950 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte with a short stem enveloped completely by conduplicate leaf bases carrying 4 to 8 distichous, falcate, bilaterally compressed, acute, fleshy leaves that blooms on a axillary, 2" [5 cm] long, several [5 to 20] flowered, subumbellate inflorescence that are shorter than the leaves with simultaneously opening, longlasting flowers all occuring in the spring through fall. Best grown in a pot with a coarse mix to provide excellent drainage, hot to warm, humid, semi-shaded conditions and a definite drying out between waterings.

Synonyms Angorchis dactyloceras (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Angraecum forcipatum (Kraenzl.) Engl. 1908; *Listrostachys dactyloceras Rchb.f. 1865; Listrostachys forcipata Krzl. 1894; Listrostachys saxicola Kraenzl. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 2 1979; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing/photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 5 2004 photo; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;

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