Rhipidoglossum laxiflorum Summerh. 1936

Photos by Francisco Perez-Vera


Common Name The Lax Flowered Rhipidoglossum

Flower Size Tiny

Found in Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana in medium to higher rainforest at elevations below 800 meters as a miniature to just medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with an elongated stem carrying narrowly elliptic, bilobed, clasping base leaves that blooms in the mid winter through mid spring onan opposite the leaves, pendulous, [3.2 to 4.8" [8 to 12 cm] long, well spaced, to 17 flowered inflorescence carrying very small, whitish flowers. .


ReferencesReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide;