!Margelliantha leedalii P.J. Cribb 1979 Photo by Bob Campbell and the Orchids of Kenya ©,

Part Sun Warm Cold Spring

Common Name Leedal's Margelliantha

Flower Size

Found in Kenya and Tanzania on mossy tree branches at elevations of 1500 to 2350 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect to pendant, short stems carrying 3 to 6, distichous, slightly falcate, ligulate, unequally bilobed apically, basally twisted leaves that blooms in the spring on several, below the leaves, 3" [7.5 cm] long, finely wiry, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 drawing/photo fide