!Eggelingia ligulifolia Summerh.1951 Photos by Aluka

ScentFull shadeWarmCoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Spoon-Shaped Leaf Eggelingia

Flower Size 1/8" [.15 cm]

Found in Uganda at elevations around 1300 to 1950 meters in rainforests and rarely on Lava flows as a miniature to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or rarely lithophyte with a pendant to arcuate, occasionally branching stems carrying towards the apex, fleshy, coriaceous, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, inequally rounded to obtuely bilobed apically, basally twisted so as to all lie in one plance, articulated to the base leaves that blooms in the spring on subsessile, .16 to .22" [4 to 6 mm] long, 2 to 3 flowered, fractiflex inflorescence with fragrant flowers

Synonyms Angraecum marii Geerinck 1990; Tridactyle ligulifolia (Summerh.) R.Rice 2005

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 drawing/photo