Rangaeris schliebenii (Mansf.) P.J.Cribb 1989 Photos by C. Grey-Wilson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Schlieben's Rangaeris

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania in riverine and montane forests at elevations of 400 to 1400 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped by persistent leaf sheaths and carrying coriaceous, conduplicate,spreadin to arching, linear-ligulate, unequally bilobed apically, rounded lobed leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, 7.2 to 10.8" [18 to 27 cm] long, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Barombia schliebenii (Mansf.) P.J.Cribb 1980; Barombiella schliebenii (Mansf.) Szlach. 2003; *Leptocentrum schliebenii Mansf. 1935

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986 as Barombia schliebenii drawing good; *Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006