Rhipidoglossum melianthum (P.J.Cribb) Senghas 1986 Photo by The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

FragrancePart shadeCool Cold Summer

Common Name The Cameroon Rhipidoglossum

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania in montane mist forests on small trees at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a pendent to spreading stem carrying 2 to 6, clustered towards the apex, falcate, linear-ligualte, unequally bilobed and rounded apically,, basally tweisted leaves that blooms in the summer on 1 to few, pendent, [3.5 to 19 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying unpleasantly scented flowers.

Synonyms Angraecopsis meliantha (P.J.Cribb) R.Rice 2005; *Diaphananthe meliantha P.J.Cribb 1979

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