Margelliantha clavata P.J.Cribb 1979

Photos by © E Tanner and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade CoolCold LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Nail-Like Margelliantha

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Tanzania in montane forest on branches of small trees on ridges at elevations of 1800 to 1950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a pendent to suberect, short stem carrying distichous, narrowly oblong, slightly falcate, unequally and obtusely bilobed, basally twisted leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a short to 1" [2.5 cm] long, wiry, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate bracts.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Angraecopsis clavata (P.J.Cribb) R.Rice 2005; Rhipidoglossum clavatum (P.J.Cribb) Farminhão & Stévart 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 3 Cribb 1989; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006