Rangaeris rhipsalisocia (Rchb.f.) Summerh. 1936 Photos by The Orkide Website

Side View

Inflorescence

Plant Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Part shadeHot SpringEARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Coral Cactus Living Rangaeris

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sierra Leone, Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Togo, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zaire and Angola in evergreen forests ata elevations of 100 to 200 meters as a minaiture to small sized, hot growing epiphyute with an erect, short stem carrying 4 to 6, arranged in a fan, flattened and with the upper surfaces cohering so that they appear Iris-Like, entire and acute apically leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer arising from below the leaves, spreading to pendant, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence with ovate bracts

Synonyms Aerangis cordatiglandula (De Wild.) Schltr 1918; Aerangis rhipsalisocia (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1918; Angorchis rhipsalisocia (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Angraecum cordatiglandulum De Wild. 1916; *Angraecum rhipsalisocium Rchb.f. 1865; Listrostachys cordatiglandula De Wild. 1914; Listrostachys rhipsalisocia (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970 photo; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 photo fide; African Orchids in Cultivation and the Wild La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;

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