Rhipidoglossum bilobatum (Summerh.) Szlach. & Olszewski 2001 Photo by Bob Campbell

Specimen Specimen Scan by The JSTOR Plant Science Website

Part shadeWarmCoolFall

Common Name The Two Lobed Rhipidoglossum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Gabon, Zaire, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda in humid forests and thickets at elevations of 1300 to 2200 meters as a medium szied, warm to cold growing epiphyte with an elongate, usually pendent stem carrying to 20, basally twisted so as to all lie in one plane, elliptic to oblong-ellitic, Unequally bilobed apically leaves with rounded lobes that blooms in the fall on usually several, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, densely 15 to 30 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Diaphananthe bilobata (Summerh.) F.N.Rasm. 1974; Sarcorhynchus bilobatus Summerh. 1945

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing ok; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 as Sarcorhynchus bilobatus; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986 as Sarcorhynchus bilobatum drawing ok; The Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 as Diaphananthe bilobatum photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide