Cyrtorchis henriquesiana (Ridl.) Schltr. 1918 SECTION Homocoleticon Sumerhayes

Plant and Flowers Photos by G Kamdem and The Orchidaceae of Central Africa Websitte

Part sun Hot WarmLATESummer Fall Winter

Common Name Henrique's Cyrtorchis

Flower Size

Found in Ghana, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, gulf of Guinea Islands and Zaire in rainforests, secondary forests and in cocoa plantations at elevations of 70 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with an erect, stem carrying many, linear, conduplicate, thickened, somewhat rounded beneath leaves that blooms in the late summer fall and winter on an axillary, shorter than the leaves, 4 to 7" [10 to 17.5 cm] long, to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying white flowers that yellow with age.

Synonyms Aerangis henriquesiana (Ridl.) Schltr. 1918; *Angraecum henriquesianum Ridl. 1887; Homocolleticon henriquesiana (Ridl.) Szlach. & Olszewski 2001; Listrostachys henriquesiana (Ridl.) Rolfe 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Phytotaxa 267 (3) 173 Droissat & Azandi 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 photo fide;