!Kylicanthe bueae (Schltr.) Farminhão, Stévart & Droissart 2018



Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

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Common Name or Meaning Buea's Kylicanthe

Flower Size [1.7 cm]

Found Ivory Coast, Liberia, Cameroon and Uganda in rainforests among lichens and mosses at elevations of 1000 to 1700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 2 ranked, clustered towards the apex, lanceolate-ligulate, unequally and shortly bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer everywhere except in winter in Uganda on axillary or below the leaves, 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with amplexicaule bracts.

" Kylicanthe bueae is the largest-flowered species in the genus, and the overall appearance of its flowers bears some resemblance to that of Aerangis pallidiflora Perrier and especially to Aerangis seegeri Senghas from Madagascar, the latter also possessing a short geniculate spur with a somewhat inflated tip."

Synonyms *Angraecum bueae Schltr. 1906; Diaphananthe bueae (Schltr.) Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 as Diaphananthe bueae; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 as Diaphananthe bueae photo/drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 as Diaphananthe bueae; * Phytotaxa 373 (2) © Descourv., Stévart & Droissart 2018 - A New Genus of Angraecoid Orchids Photo/drawing fide;