Halleorchis aspidogynoides Szlach. & Olszewski 1998 Drawing by Szlach & Olszewski

Deep shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Aspidogyne-Like Halleorchis

Flower Size

Found in Cameroon and Gabon in very humid forests at elevations of 850 to 950 meters as a medium sized, [in flower] warm growing terrestrial with a few, fleshy roots giving rise to an ereect stem carrying 5, spirally distributed in the lower half of the stem, ovate-lanceolate, acute, slightly asymetric, petiolate base leaves taht blooms in the winter on a 9.2" [23 cm] long, glandular, denser towards the apex, with 6 , slightly longer than the internodes, acute, semi-scarious cauline bracts, rachis to 5.2" [13 cm] long, very dense, 50 to 60 flowered inflorescence with densely glandular, narrowly lanceolate, langer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying tiny, resupinate, rose colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of West Central Africa Vol 1 drawing fide;