Ambrella longituba H.Perrier 1934

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower Photos by Hendrik Venter

Common Name The Long Tubed Ambrella

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Madagascar in humid, evergreen forests at elevations around 500 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short, erect stem carrying 5 to 6, flat, elliptic to oboval-oblong, contracted towards the base, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on an arising from below the leaves, 2 to 2.4" [5 to6 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with a few wide, thin, apiculate bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy Cribb and Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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