!Summerhayesia laurentii (De Wild.) P.J.Cribb 1977

Photo by Guy Ramette Vovan and His Orchids Of Gabon Website

Fragrant Full ShadeWarmCoolLATESpringSummer

Common Name Laurent's Summerhayesia [Belgian Orchid Collector in Zaire early 20th cen]

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Gabon, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Zaire in rainforests at elevations to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying several distichous, linear, conduplicate leaves held in a fan-shape that blooms on an axillary, arching or spreading, 6 to 20" [15 to 50 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Aerangis laurentii (De Wild.) Schltr. 1918; *Angraecum laurentii De Wild. 1904

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 photo good; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992drawing fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide