There are approximately 17 species in the genus Ancistrorhynchus; most being transferred to the genus from other genera (i.e. Angraecum). I like Joyce Stewart’s description of the genus, “In the wild they are plants of dark shady forests”. All species in the genus are uncommon in cultivation; likely because their flowers are rather small and sometimes hidden by their foliage. This species is rather widespread in West Africa and is worth adding to a good collection of angraecoids. The plants produce clusters of fragrant white flowers. We grow ours mounted in a moderately shady location.
The blooming-size plant shown in Brenda’s hand is representative of what you’ll receive.