Ypsilopus viridiflorus P.J.Cribb & J.Stewart 1985 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

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

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

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