!Rhaesteria eggelingii Summerh. 1966Drawing by M A Grierson/Cribb

TYPE Collection Sheet Scan by JSTOR and JSTOR Plant Science Website

Deep shade WarmCoolFall Spring

Common Name Eggeling's Rhaesteria [German Botanist 20th century]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Rwanda and Uganda on small savannah trees in grasslands or in the outskirts or within forests at elevations of 1300 to 2300 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with spreading or pendent stems carrying 2 ranked, ovate to ovate-elliptic, fleshy, unequally and minutely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a wiry becoming slightly zigzag, 1.2" [3 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 drawing fide;