Rhipidoglossum oxycentron (P.J.Cribb) Senghas 1986 Collection Sheet and Drawing by Renz

Part shade Cool ColdSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Sharp Center Rhipidoglossum [?maybe refers to the acute petals?]

Flower Size

Found in Malawi and Zambia in montane mist forests at elevations of 1700 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a short, erect to pendent stem carrying 2 to 4, ligulate, falcate, light green leaves that blooms in the summer on 2 to 3, pedent, 2" [5 cm] long, 3 to 9 flowered inflorescence with pale transluscent yellow to yellow green flowers

Synonyms Angraecopsis oxycentron (P.J.Cribb) R.Rice 2005; *Diaphananthe oxycentron P.J.Cribb 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as Diaphananthe sp Fig 105; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 as Diaphananthe oxycentron drawing good; *Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orhidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 as Diaphananthe oxycentron; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006;