Ypsilopus viridiflorus P.J.Cribb & J.Stewart 1985 Photo by Bob Campbell

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

Collection Sheet Photo by JSTOR and JSTOR Plant Science Website

Part shade CoolColdFall

Common Name The Green Flowered Ypsilopus

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Tanzania in mixed evergreen forests at elevations around 1500 to 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying linear, tapering, bilaterally compressed, iris-like 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.

Synonyms Rangaeris viridiflora (P.J.Cribb & J.Stewart) Szlach. 2003

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 Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo fide;