Rhipidoglossum tanneri (P.J.Cribb) Senghas 1986

Photo by The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Part shade Fall

Common Name Tanner's Rhipidoglossum

Flower Size Tiny

Found in Tanzania in the west Usambara Mountains without elevations as a mini-miniature sized, tangled mass epiphyte with erect to pendent stems carrying fleshy, not at all obvious, linear, unequally rounded and bilobed apically rounded, articulated tothe leaf sheaths below leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to several, 2 to 2.5 cm] long, slightly zig-zag, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute bracts and carrying tiny, unpleasantly scented flowers

Synonyms Angraecopsis tanneri (P.J.Cribb) R.Rice 2005; *Diaphananthe tanneri P.J.Cribb 1985

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986 drawing good; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 as Diaphananthe tanneri; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006