!Chauliodon deflexicalcaratum (De Wild.) L.Jonss.1979


Photos by B Sonke and West African Orchid Website

Part shadeHot WinterSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Down Bent Spur Chauldiodon

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Gabon and Zaire at elevations around 50 meters in rainforests on trees and well shaded shrubs at forest margins as a leafless, small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short central stem carrying radiating, many, elongate roots that blooms on a few, slender, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Angraecum deflexicalcaratum De Wild. 1916; Chauliodon buntingii Summerh. 1943; Gussonea deflexicalcarata (De Wild.) Schltr. 1918; Microcoelia deflexicalcarata (De Wild.) Summerh. 1943

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Chauliodon buntingii; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing/photo fide; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Angraeciod Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 drawing fide