Ypsilopus longifolius (Kraenzl.) Summerh. 1949

Plant Photos by W Bachmann and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Long-Leaved Ypsilopus

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Kenya and Tanzania in montane rainforest and montane juniper forests at elevations of 1400 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a pendent stem carrying linear, acute to subacute, conduplicate, held in an elongate fan leaves that blooms in the later summer on a pendent, 1.2 to 3.2" [3 to 8 cm] long, 2 to 9 flowered inflorescence arising from the woody stem, with broadly ovate-triangular, acute to obtuse floral bracts carrying non-scented, white flowers

Synonyms Aerangis graminifolia (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918; Angraecum graminifolium (Kraenzl.) Engl. 1908; Listrostachys graminifolia Kraenzl. 1895; *Mystacidium longifolium Kraenzl. 1893; Ypsilopus graminifolius (Kraenzl.) Summerh. 1949

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 as Y graminifolius; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 as Y gramifolius photo fide; 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; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo fide

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