Ypsilopus leedalii P.J.Cribb 1985 Photo by M E Church/Cribb

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 ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006;