Ypsilopus leedalii P.J.Cribb 1985 Photo by JSTOR and JSTOR Plant Science Website

Part shade ColdFall

Common Name Leedal's Ypsilopus

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southwestern Tanzania in montane rainforests at elevations around 2200 to 2300 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying ligulate, unequally bilobed apically, rounded lobes, basally twisted so as to lie in one plane leaves that blooms in the fall on a below the leaves, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with broadly triangular, obtuse bracts and carrying flowers that do not open well.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006;