!Manniella gustavi Rchb.f. 1881

Photo by Guy Chiron


Drawing by Hillier/Cribb

Collection Sheet

Photo courtesy of Aluka

Plant in situ Cameroon Photo by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Common Name Gustav's Manniella [Gustav Mann German Botanist in Africa and gardener at Kew 1800's]

Flower Size 1/8" [.2 cm]

Found in Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Congo, Central African Republic, Gabon, Gulf ogf Guinea Islands, Zaire, Uganda and Tanzania at elevations of 1100 to 1200 meters on forest floors as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 4 to 6, glabrous, ovate, shortly acuminate, deep green, usually white spotted, narrows into the channeled, elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 18" [45 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorecence.

Synonyms Manniella gustavi var. picta De Wild. 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984 drawing fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing fide; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide;