Cyrtorchis monteiroae (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1914 SECTION Homocolleticon Summerh.

Inflorescence Photos by Vincent Droissart and The Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Fragrance Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name Monteiro's Cyrtorchis

Flower Size 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm]

Found in Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Central African Republic, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Zaire, Angola and Uganda in lakeside and riverine forests at elevations of 1150 to 1300 meters as a small to just large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a pendent, elongate stem carrying oblong-lingulate, tapering at both ends, roundly unequally bilobed apically, often rather crinkled leaves that blooms in the spring on a slender, pendent, 7.2 to 12.8" [18 to 32"] long, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, obtuse floral bracts and carrying very fragrant flowers

Synonyms Angraecum antennatum Kraenzl. 1893; Cyrtorchis droogmansiana (De Wild.) Schltr. 1918; Homocolleticon monteiroae (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Olszewski 2001; Listrostachys droogmansiana De Wild. 1902; *Listrostachys monteiroae Rchb.f. 1876

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; Orchids of Central African Republic - A Provisional Checklist Cribb 1987; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rassmussen 2004; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006

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