Solenangis clavata (Rolfe) Schltr. 1918

Photo by Dominique Bonardi

Common Name The Club-Shaped Solenangis

Flower Size

Found in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Zaire and Rwanda in bushy vegetation in rainforests at elevations up to 2000 meters as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with an elkengate, branching stem carrying 2 ranked, widely spaced, leathery, elliptic, tapering at both ends, unequally and shortly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, 6 to 10 flowered, two ranked, .2" to .6" [.5 t o1.5 cm] long inflorescence with close set, small flowers

Synonyms *Angraecum clavatum Rolfe 1897; Saccolabium oeonioides Kraenzl.1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing ok; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing ok; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006