Rhipidoglossum obanense (Rendle) Summerh. 1936


Plant Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Part shadeWarm Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Oban Rhipidoglossum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Nigeria and Cameroon in humid forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a leafy, pendant stem carrying distichous, oblong-lanceolate, falcate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a solitary or paired, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence

This species and R obanense are very similar and differ mainly in size. Here is a comparison photo

Synonyms *Angraecum obanense Rendle 1913; Diaphananthe obanensis (Rendle) Summerh.1960

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