Rangaeris rhipsalisocia (Rchb.f.) Summerh. 1936

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Part shadeHot SpringEARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Coral Cactus Living Rangaeris

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sierra Leone, Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Togo, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zaire and Angola in evergreen forests ata elevations of 100 to 200 meters as a minaiture to small sized, hot growing epiphyute with an erect, short stem carrying 4 to 6, arranged in a fan, flattened and with the upper surfaces cohering so that they appear Iris-Like, entire and acute apically leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer arising from below the leaves, spreading to pendant, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence with ovate bracts

Synonyms Aerangis cordatiglandula (De Wild.) Schltr 1918; Aerangis rhipsalisocia (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1918; Angorchis rhipsalisocia (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Angraecum cordatiglandulum De Wild. 1916; *Angraecum rhipsalisocium Rchb.f. 1865; Listrostachys cordatiglandula De Wild. 1914; Listrostachys rhipsalisocia (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1897; Listrostachys trachypus Kraenzl. 1894; Neowolffia rhipsalisocia (Rchb.f.) O.Gruss 2007; Podangis rhipsalisocia (Rchb.f.) P.J.Cribb & Carlsward 2012; Rangaeris trachypus (Kraenzl.) Guillaumin 1959

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 # 10 1963; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970 photo FIDE; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 photo fide; African Orchids in Cultivation and the Wild La Croix 1997 drawing ok/photo fide; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 PHOTO FIDE; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;