Rhipidoglossum brevifolium Summerh. 1937

Photos by T Stevart and The Orchidaceae in Central Africa Website

Part shadeWarm Cool

Common Name The Short Leaved Rhipidoglossum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sao Tome Africa on small trees and shrubs and often terrestrially or scrambing in low vegetation at elevations of 1260 to 1440 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a long stem carrying many, well spaced, narrowly oblong leaves that blooms on a below the root along the stem, to 18 flowered inflorescence .

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Diaphananthe brevifolia (Summerh.) Summerh. 1960

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006

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