Rhipidoglossum tanneri (P.J.Cribb) Senghas 1986

Photo by The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrant Part shade Cool Fall

Common Name Tanner's Rhipidoglossum

Flower Size Tiny

Found in Kenya and Tanzania in the west Usambara Mountains at elevations around 800 meteres as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing tangled mass epiphyte with erect to pendent stems carrying fleshy, not at all obvious, linear, unequally rounded and bilobed apically rounded, articulated to the leaf sheaths below leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to several, 2 to 2.5 cm] long, slightly zig-zag, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute bracts and carrying tiny, unpleasantly scented flowers

Synonyms Angraecopsis tanneri (P.J.Cribb) R.Rice 2005; *Diaphananthe tanneri P.J.Cribb 1985

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986 drawing good; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 as Diaphananthe tanneri; The Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 as Diaphananthe tanneri; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006