Orchidaceae, Ancistrochilus thomsonianus – Gabon, Central West Africa
Ancistrochilus thomsonianus is one of two species in the Ancistrochilus genus. The name is derived from the Greek words ankistron (“hook”) and cheilos (“lip”), referring to the form of the lip. This species can be found distributed through the humid tropics of Central West Africa at elevations between 500 and 1100 meters. I took the photo a few weeks ago in Libreville, Gabon. Here are some of my other posts on Orchids.