!Summerhayesia laurentii (De Wild.) P.J.Cribb 1977 Photo courtesy of Guy Ramette Vovan and His Orchids Of Gabon Website

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

Flower Size .7" [1.8 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.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986 photo good; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1996; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006