Solenangis scandens (Schltr.) Schltr. 1918



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Photo by Hans Schaible Dark Star Orchids.

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Common Name or Meaning The Scrambling Solenangis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands and Zaire in rainforests in bright locations as a scrambling, medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with elongate, scandent, leafy, flexuous stems carrying widely spaceed, elliptic-lanceolate, unequally and shortly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a opposite the leaf base, .8 to 3.6" [2 to 9 cm] long, 6 to 10 flowered, racemose inflorescence

Synonyms *Angraecum scandens Schltr. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970 photo fide; Die Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006