Chamaeangis lanceolata Summerh. 1958

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Full ShadeWarmSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Lanceolate Chamaeangis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo and Gabon in evergreen rain forests in deep shade as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 ranked, basally twisted so as to all face the same direction, lanceolate, leathery, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, or at the base of the stem, slender, to 14" [35 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with one color changing flower per node

Synonyms Diaphananthe lanceolata (Summerh.) P.J.Cribb & Carlsward 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006