Chamaeangis letouzeyi Szlach. & Olszewski 2001

Plant and Flowers

Photos by © Vincent Droissart/JM Hervouet and his Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Part shade cool Spring Summer

Common Name Letouzey's Chamaeangis [French Botanist in Cameroon 1900's]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Gulf of Guinea Islands and Cameroon in montane forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, short stem carrying 3, narrowly linear-lanceolate, unequally and acutely bilobed leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a lax, pendent, often branched, below the leaves, 2.2 to 10" [5.5 to 25 cm] long, to 13 flowered inflorescence with one flower per node and pointed bracts.

Synonyms Chamaeangis pauciflora Pérez-Vera 2003; Diaphananthe letouzeyi (Szlach. & Olszewski) P.J.Cribb & Carlsward 2012

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