Rhipidoglossum globulosocalcaratum (De Wild.) Summerh. 1937

Comparison photo betwee R obanense and R globulosocalcaratumPhotos by Vincent Droissart and Orchidaceae of Central AfricaWebsite

Part shade cool cold

Common Name The Spherical Spur Rhipidoglossum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Rwanda and Zaire in rainforests up to 2200 meters in elevation as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, short stem carrying oblong, unqually bilobed with obtuse to rounded lobes, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a short, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence with small bracts.

Synonyms *Angraecum globulosocalcaratum De Wild. 1916; Diaphananthe globulosocalcarata (De Wild.) Summerh. 1960

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006;