Rhipidoglossum kamerunense (Schltr.) Garay

This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Uganda and Zambia.

[FWTA]

Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pale green.

[FZ]

Orchidaceae, I. la Croix & P.J. Cribb. Flora Zambesiaca 11:2. 1998

Morphology General Habit
Robust epiphytic herb; stem short, 6–8 cm long; roots stout, 4–5 mm in diameter.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves several, pendent, twisted at the base to lie in one plane, 20–35 × 3–5.5 cm, oblanceolate, unequally 2-lobed at apex with one lobe almost absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 1–several, pendent, 10–24 cm long, fairly laxly 8–10-flowered. Peduncle 3.5–4.5 cm long, almost covered with loose, papery ovate bracts; bracts 10–15 × 10–15 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel and Ovary
Pedicel and ovary 20–25 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts similar to those on the peduncle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pale green or creamy-yellow (pale orange in one description).Dorsal sepal 14.5–16 × 6–10.7 mm, ovate; lateral sepals 19.5–23 × 6–9.5 mm, obliquely lanceolate or ovate, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 14.5–17 × 9–14 mm, broadly ovate to suborbicular, the margins slightly erose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip 17–22 × 19–25 mm, flabellate, obscurely 3-lobed at the apex, apiculate, the margins erose, and with a tooth in the mouth of the spur; spur 12–25 mm long, incurved from a wide base, becoming slender, acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column 4 mm long; stipites and viscidia 2; rostellum pendent, 3-lobed.

[FTEA]

Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
A large pendent epiphyte with a short stout stem 6–8 cm. long, 1.1–1.8 cm. diameter.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3–7, falcate, oblanceolate, unequally roundly bilobed at apex, 20–35 cm. long, 3–5.5 cm. wide, twisted at base to lie in one plane, articulated to a sheathing base 1–2 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences pendent, 1–several, 10–12 cm. long, laxly 8–10-flowered; peduncle 3.5–4.5 cm. long, almost covered by loose bracts; bracts large, papery, broadly ovate, 10–15 mm. long and wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pale translucent green; pedicel and ovary 2–2.4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal sepal ovate, shortly apiculate or obtuse, 15–16 mm. long, 8.5–10.7 mm. wide; lateral sepals obliquely lanceolate, obtuse, 20–23 mm. long, 8–9.5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals subcircular, obtuse, 15–17 mm. long, 12–14 mm. wide, with strongly erose-lacerate margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip flabellate, distantly 3-lobed, 18–20 mm. long, 22–24 mm. wide, erose on apical margin, with a tooth in the mouth of the spur; side lobes obliquely oblong; mid-lobe shortly triangular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spur incurved-pendent, 12–14 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column 4 mm. long; stipites 2; viscidia 2; rostellum pendent, 3-lobed.
Figures
Fig. 125.
Habitat
Rain-forest; ± 1000 m.
Distribution
U2

Native to:

Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Rhipidoglossum kamerunense (Schltr.) Garay appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Feb 1, 2009 Etuge, M. [5225], Cameroon K000580343 No
Feb 1, 2009 Etuge, M. [5225], Cameroon K000683688 No
Jul 19, 2018 Skulina, S. [s.n.], Congo Diaphananthe kamerunensis 29730.000 No
May 1, 1994 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1501], Cameroon Diaphananthe kamerunensis K000107162 No
May 1, 1994 Lane, P. [1], Cameroon Diaphananthe kamerunensis K000107163 No
Apr 1, 1945 Schlechter, F.R.R. [15768] Diaphananthe kamerunensis K000107167 Unknown type material No
Diaphananthe kamerunensis 12061.000 No
Cameroon Diaphananthe kamerunensis 13401.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [4452], Zambia Diaphananthe kamerunensis 14134.000 No
Diaphananthe kamerunensis 14135.000 No
Schaijes, M. [1692], Congo, DRC Diaphananthe kamerunensis 47365.000 No
Baker, R. [K], Cameroon Diaphananthe kamerunensis 49673.000 No
Schaijes, M. [2743], Congo, DRC Diaphananthe kamerunensis 50383.000 No
Steininger, Equatorial Guinea Diaphananthe kamerunensis 60771.000 No
Deistel, H. [s.n.], Cameroon Diaphananthe kamerunensis K000107166 Yes
Gregory, H. [556], Cameroon Diaphananthe kamerunensis K000107165 No

First published in Bot. Mus. Leafl. 23: 195 (1972)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Szlachetko, D.L. & Mytnik-Ejsmont, J. (2021). Orchidaceae of West-Central Africa 3: 1-555. Koeltz Scientific books, Koenigsheim, Germany.
  • Velayos, M. & al. (eds.) (2018). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 10: 1-491. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Szlachetko, D.L. & Mytnik-Ejsmont, J. (2021). Orchidaceae of West-Central Africa 3: 1-555. Koeltz Scientific books, Koenigsheim, Germany.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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