Acampe pachyglossa Rchb. f. 1881

Photo by Bart Wursten and his Orchid Flora of Zimbabwe Website


Common Name The Broad-Lipped Acampe - in Madagascar Kisatrasatra

Flower Size 3/8" at largest [1 cm]

This species is found from Zaire, Angola, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa, Madagascar, Comoros and the Seychelles, as a medium sized, erect, monopodial epiphyte or occasional lithophyte on trunks and main branches of trees or on rocks below them in deciduous woods usually in arid, hot, low-lying areas or in riverine forests or in coastal bush country to elevations of sea level to 1000 meters and has a woody stem and distichous, strap-shaped, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, folded, stiff, fleshy, dark green leaves and blooms at most any time of the year with an axillary, erect, to 8" [20 cm] long, but mostly shorter, occasionally branched, densly several flowered inflorescence with miniature clusters of barred flowers occuring at various times of the year, but mostly in the summer and fall and having a sweet diurnal fragrance. This species does well in a basket or pot with coarse bark and charcoal and kept in bright light with hot to warm temperatures.

Synonyms Acampe madagascariensis Kraenzl. 1891; Acampe mombasensis Rendle 1895; Acampe nyassana Schlechter 1915; Acampe pachyglossa subsp. reschiana (Rchb.f.) Senghas 1964; Acampe renschiana Rchb.f. 1881; Saccolabium mombasense (Rendle) Rolfe 1897; Saccolabium pachyglossum (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881 as A renischiana; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as A renschianadrawing AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963 as A mombasensis photo ok; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 as A mombasensis; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo good; The Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi Morris 1970 drawing fide; The Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi Morris 1970 as A nyassana; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 9 1981 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 as A praemorsa photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 2 Cribb 1984; Malawi Orchids La Croix 1983 as A praemorsa drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988 photo good; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing/photo fide; African Orchids in the wild and cultivation La Croix 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; An Introduction to the South African Orchids Schelpe 1966; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;