Nephrangis bertauxiana Szlach. & Olszewski 2001

Side view of flower showing spur

Plant and Inflorescence in situ Cameroon Photos by Vincent Droissart and G Kamden and West African Orchid Website

Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning Bertaux's Nephrangis [French Director of Jardin du Luxembourgh current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Gabon in woodland trees on branches at elevations of 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with pendulous, elongate, slender stems sometimes branching and carrying in the apical part, widely spaced, terete but flattened, often curved, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on an opposite the leaves, .4" [1 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence

Easily separated from N filiformis by the shorter straight spur, and smaller flowers.

Synonyms Nephrangis filiformis var. bertauxiana (Szlach. & Olszewski) R.Rice 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 as N filiforme photo fide; Angreacoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006