syn:Diaphananthe rutila ‘The red-flowered Diaphananthe’ Central Africa. Monopodial epiphyte found in evergreen forests on the lower branches or trunks. Densely, many flowered pendant inflorescences with very small, diaphanous, reddish flowers.Wonderfully fragrant.
ORIGIN/HABITAT: Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Siera Leone, Togo, Burundi, Ceantral African Republic, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Rwanda, Zaire, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe in evergreen forests low on trunks and branches at elevations of 100 to 2200 meters. — Source: Jay Pfahl’s IOSPE at www.orchidspecies.com
Rhipidoglossum – now about 40 species seperated from Diaphananthe because the 2 pollinia are attached to its own viscidium by a short stalk and the lip is attached to a short column foot