Cryptopus paniculatus

Plants are near flowering size 1” – 2” seedlings. With good culture expect these to flower in season 2019. These are mounted on small branches (see last photograph).

 

This species is native to Madagascar. This is a tall species with short leaves.  he plants are reminiscent of a small Renanthera coccinea. Plants will begin to flower when 3” – 4” tall, and will mature at 12” – 15”. Plants will have a leaf span of 3” – 5”. Inflorescences on mature plants can produce 2-4 branches. Each branch can carry 3-10 flowers. Individual flowers are ¾” – 1¼” wide. The petals on this species are shaped like a rams head with the horns at the apex. The labellum has 3 lobes. The central lobe is simple. The outer lobes are shaped similarly to the petals.  Sepals are greenish to white. The petals are greenish at the base and the apical ½ is white. The labellum is white with the apex of the side lobes greenish. Plants will grow well with Phalaenopsis but will proliferate and flower better with brighter light. Similar to Aerangis they like HUMID conditions but not “wet feet”. A soggy medium will lead to root loss.  As a result plants are often mounted or planted in small slotted plastic baskets. 

Cryptopus paniculatus

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