!Ossiculum aurantiacum P.J.Cribb & Laan 1986

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

Part shadewarmCool

Common Name or Meaning The Orange Ossiculum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southwestern Cameroon on thick branches in primary forests as a mini-minature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short, erect, leafy stem enveloped completely by imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying, 2 ranked, thick and fleshy, oblong-lanceolate, obliquely and obtusely bliobed apically leaves that blooms on axillary, 3/4" [1.8cm] long, 9 to 15, densely flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 photo/drawing fide; Angreacoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 drawing/photo fide