Solenangis conica (Schltr.) L.Jonss. 1979 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flowers in situ Zimbabwe Photo by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Common Name The Conical Solenangis

Flower Size 1/4" [6mm]

Found in Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe on lichen covered trees in montane forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing twig epiphyte with scandent, slender stems carrying a few, towards the stem apex, narrow, iris-like, slightly flattened leaves that blooms in the fall on several, from belwow the roots on the stem, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Angraecum conicum Schltr. 1906; Gussonea conica (Schltr.) Schltr. 1918; Microcoelia conica (Schltr.) Summerh. 1943; Solenangis angustifolia Summerh. 1958

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malawi Orchids vol 1 La Croix 1983 as S angustifolia drawing ok; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing good; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo good; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing ok; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 OrchidaceaePart 2 Pope 1998 drawing ok; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 drawing;