Solenangis scandens (Schltr.) Schltr. 1918

Inflorescence

Plant Photos by M Simo and His West African Orchid Website

Part shadewarmCoolFall

Common Name or Meaning The Scrambling Solenangis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands and Zaire in rainforests in bright locations as a scrambling, medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with elongate, scandent, leafy, flexuous stems carrying widely spaceed, elliptic-lanceolate, unequally and shortly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a opposite the leaf base, .8 to 3.6" [2 to 9 cm] long, 6 to 10 flowered, racemose inflorescence

Synonyms *Angraecum scandens Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006

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