Margelliantha caffra (Bolus) P.J.Cribb & J.Stewart 1985 Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Part shade CoolSpring

Common Name The Zulu-Land Margelliantha

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Cape Province, Natal and Transvaal states of South Africa in cool forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-minature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem, grey green flecked with white roots and carrying 2 to 4, linear to strap-shaped, unequally bilobed apically, dark green leaves that blooms in the spring on several, from beneath the leaves, pendant, 5 to 11 flowerd inflorescence

Synonyms Angraecopsis caffra (Bolus) R.Rice 2005; *Angraecum caffrum Bolus 1893; Diaphananthe caffra (Bolus) H.P.Linder 1989; Mystacidium caffrum (Bolus) Bolus 1905; Rhipidoglossum caffrum (Bolus) Farminhão & Stévart 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo good; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 8 1987 as Mystacidium caffrum photo fide; African Orchids in the wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawingphoto fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 as Diaphananthe caffra; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #1 2008 as Diaphananthe caffra photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #3 2013 photo fide;