Solenangis wakefieldii (Rolfe) P.J.Cribb & J.Stewart 1985 Photo by Akerne Orchids and their Akerne Orchideen Website

Collection Sheet Photo by JSTOR and JSTOR Plant Science Website

ScentPart shade HotSpring

Common Name Wakefield's Solenangis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide 3" [7.5 cm] long

Found in Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania in coastal and lowland bush at elevations up to 300 meters as a large sized, hot growing scandent epiphyte with a shiney brown, elongate stem carrying many, lanceolate, unequally and acutely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to several, a along the stem, 1.6 to 2.4 [4 to 6 cm] long, laxly 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Angraecum wakefieldii Rolfe 1897; Neocribbia wakefieldii (Rolfe) Szlach. 2003; Tridactyle wakefieldii (Rolfe) Summerh. 1936

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 as Tridactyle wakefieldii photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and in Cultivation La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo fide;