Solenangis clavata (Rolfe) Schltr. 1918 Photo by Hans Schaible Dark Star Orchids.

Common Name The Club-Shaped Solenangis

Flower Size

Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Zaire and Rwanda in bushy vegetation in rainforests at elevations up to 2000 meters as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with an elkengate, branching stem carrying 2 ranked, widely spaced, leathery, elliptic, tapering at both ends, unequally and shortly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, 6 to 10 flowered, two ranked, .2" to .6" [.5 t o1.5 cm] long inflorescence with close set, small flowers

Synonyms *Angraecum clavatum Rolfe 1897; Saccolabium oeonioides Kraenzl.1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing ok; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006

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