Solenangis conica (Schltr.) L.Jonss. 1979 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flowers in situ Zimbabwe Photo by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Common Name The Conical Solenangis

Flower Size 1/4" [6mm]

Found in Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe on lichen covered trees in montane forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing twig epiphyte with scandent, slender stems carrying a few, towards the stem apex, narrow, iris-like, slightly flattened leaves that blooms in the fall on several, from belwow the roots on the stem, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Angraecum conicum Schltr. 1906; Gussonea conica (Schltr.) Schltr. 1918; Microcoelia conica (Schltr.) Summerh. 1943; Solenangis angustifolia Summerh. 1958

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; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 2 Pope 1998;