Rhipidoglossum cuneatum (Summerh.) Garay 1972 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Part shade warm Spring

Common Name The Cuneate Rhipidoglossum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Central African Republic, Cameroon and Uganda in rainforests at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying about 5, linear to oblanceolatae, unequally bilobed apically, rounded lobed, basally twisted leaves that blooms in the spring on a 3.6" [9 cm] long, laxly 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence with conical floral bracts.

Synonyms *Diaphananthe cuneata Summerh. 1960

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 as Diaphananthe cuneata; Angraecoid Orchids Herman, Stewwart and Campbell 2006;