Rhipidoglossum curvatum (Rolfe) Garay 1972

Photos by Murielle Simo-Droissart and The Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website


Drawing and Collection sheet

Drawing The JSTOR Plant Science Website

Part shadeSpringFall

Common Name The Curved Rhipidoglossum

Flower Size 1/4" [7 mm]

Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon and the Gulf of Guinea Islands on tree trunks as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect to horizontal stem carrying 2 ranked, close set, fan shaped, oblanceolate, undulate margins, unequally bilobed apically with rounded lobes one lobe almost absent leaves that blooms in the spring to fall on an axillary or below the leaves, pendent, 4 to 14" [10 to 35 cm] long, many flowered spirally arranged, inflorescence.

Synonyms Aerangis filipes (Schltr.) Schltr. 1918; Angraecopsis curvata (Rolfe) R.Rice 2005; Angraecum curvatum (Rolfe) Schltr. 1905; Angraecum filipes Schltr. 1905; Angraecum minutum A.Chev.1920; Diaphananthe curvata (Rolfe) Summerh. 1936; *Mystacidium curvatum Rolfe 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi Morris 1970 as Diaphananthe curvata; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986 drawing/photo fide; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 as Diaphananthe curvata photo/drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006