Triceratorhynchus viridiflorus Summerh. 1951 Drawing by M E Church/Cribb

Drawing Drawing by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Green Flowered Triceratorhynchus

Flower Size .08 to .16" [2 to 4 mm]

Found in Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya in evergreen riverine forests at elevatios of 1500 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying suberectm to reflexed, often falcate, linear, obscurely unequally bilobed or entire apically, somewhat concave on the upper suraface leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a spreading to horizontal, wiry, longer than the leaves, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, laxly few to 9 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Angraecum evrardianum Geerinck 1993 publ. 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo good; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 drawing/photo fide