Chamaeangis sarcophylla Schltr. 1915 Photo by Droissart V. and his Orchidaceae in Central Africa Website

Drawing Drawing by Stella Ross-Craig/Cribb

FragranceFull shadeCool Cold Fall

Common Name The Fleshy Leafed Chamaeangis

Flower Size 1/4" [7 mm]

Found in Burundi, Zaire, Rwanda, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing, monopodial epiphyte with an upright to pendant, short stem with fleshy, swollen, dark bluish grey, linear, falcate, very unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, erect, densely many flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 flowers at each node with faintly scented flowers

Synonyms Chamaeangis orientalis Summerh. 1951 publ. 1952; Diaphananthe sarcophylla (Schltr. ex Prain) P.J.Cribb & Carlsward 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 drawing/photo fide