Rhipidoglossum melianthum (P.J.Cribb) Senghas 1986 Photo by The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

FragrancePart shadeCool Cold Summer

Common Name The Honey Scented Rhipidoglossum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Tanzania in montane mist forests on small trees at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a pendent to spreading stem carrying 2 to 6, clustered towards the apex, falcate, linear-ligualte, unequally bilobed and rounded apically, basally tweisted leaves that blooms in the summer on 1 to few, pendent, [3.5 to 19 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying unpleasantly scented flowers.

Synonyms Angraecopsis meliantha (P.J.Cribb) R.Rice 2005; *Diaphananthe meliantha P.J.Cribb 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 as Diaphananthe meliantha; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006

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