African Plant Database


Diaphananthe vagans (Lindl.) P.J. Cribb & Carlsward
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Information on the genus : Diaphananthe
Basionym : Angraecum vagans Lindl.
 
 
Status
Status for DI : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chamaeangis vagans (Lindl.) Schltr.
 Angraecum vagans Lindl.
 Epidorkis vagans (Lindl.) Kuntze
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic or lithophytic herb with stems to 2 m long, very leafy; leaves elliptic, 9-28x2-5 cm; inflorescences axillary, pendent, to 30 cm long, 16-60-flowered; flowers yellowish to orange, small, c. 3 mm long; lip 3-dentate at apex; spur filiform, to 12 mm long, apex inflated.
Ecology : Probably related to D. ichneumonea (Droissart & al., o.c.: 287).
  Endemic to Príncipe; in forest, and in dense clusters covering rocks, heliophilous, 300-400 m alt.
 
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Record n°234114 created 2015-09-21
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