Rhipidoglossum kamerunense (Schltr.) Garay 1972

Flower Detail Drawing

Drawings by Chew and Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Drawing

Drawing by M E Church/Cribb

Part shadeWarm CoolWinter

Common Name The Cameroon Rhipidoglossum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Zaire, Uganda and Zambia in brachystegia woodlands at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short, robust stem carrying several, pendent, basally twisted, lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, with one lobe almost absent leaves that blooms in the winter on 1 to several, pendent, 4 to 9.6" [10 to 24 cm] long, fairly laxly 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Angraecopsis kamerunensis (Schltr.) R.Rice 2005; *Angraecum kamerunense Schltr. 1906; Diaphananthe kamerunensis (Schltr.) Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 as Diaphananthe kamerunensis; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 as Diaphananthe kamerunense drawing fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croiz 1997 as Diaphananthe kamerunense; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 as Diaphananthe kamerunense drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006;