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Orchid Species: Acampe pachyglossa

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Acampe pachyglossa is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1881.
Genus
Acampe (Acp.)
Grex
pachyglossa
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f.
Year
1881
ORIGIN: This species is found from Zaire, Angola, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa, Madagascar, Comoros and the Seychelles, as a medium sized, erect, monopodial epiphyte or occasional lithophyte on trunks and main branches of trees or on rocks below them in deciduous woods usually in arid, hot, low-lying areas or in riverine forests or in coastal bush country to elevations of sea level to 1000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A medium sized, erect, monopodial epiphyte or occasional lithophyte on trunks and main branches of trees or on rocks below them in deciduous woods usually in arid, hot, low-lying areas or in riverine forests or in coastal bush country to elevations of sea level to 1000 meters and has a woody stem and distichous, strap-shaped, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, folded, stiff, fleshy, dark green leaves and blooms at most any time of the year with an axillary, erect, to 8 [20 cm] long, but mostly shorter, occasionally branched, densly several flowered inflorescence with miniature clusters of barred flowers occurring at various times of the year, but mostly in the summer and fall and having a sweet diurnal fragrance. This species does well in a basket or pot with coarse bark and charcoal and kept in bright light with hot to warm temperatures.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/8 at largest inches [1 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Acampe Acp madagascariensis 1891 Kraenzl.
Add+ Acampe Acp mombasensis 1895 Rendle
Add+ Acampe Acp renschiana 1881 Rchb.f.
Add+ Saccolabium Slm mombasense 1897 (Rendle) Rolfe in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.)
Add+ Saccolabium Slm pachyglossum 1897 (Rchb.f.) Rolfe in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.)
Add+ Acampe Acp nyassana 1915 Schltr.
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