Eggelingia clavata Summerh. 1951 Photos by Francisco Perez-Vera

Drawing Drawing by A Fernandez/Summerhayes and The National Botanic Garden Of Belgium Website

Part shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Nail-Like Egglingia

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Gabon, Zaire, Rwanda and Malawi in riverine forestsat elevations of 900 to 1350 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a usually pendent stem enveloped by old and new leaf sheaths, the newer carrying distichous, linear-ligulate, dark green, unqually and obtusely bilobed and with a hair-like ligule apically, articulated to the leaf sheath base leaves that blooms in the fall from opposite the leaf axils all along the stem, short, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Tridactyle clavata (Summerh.) R.Rice 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi Morris 1970; as E sp #96; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing hmm; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 as E sp. photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006