Angraecum acutipetalum Schltr. 1916 SECTION Gomphocentrum [Bent.] Garay

Photo courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Deep shade CoolSpring THROUGHSummer

Common Name The Pointed Petal Angraecum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in central Madagascar in moss and lichen forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 5 to 9, lingulate, very unequally bilobed apically leaves in the upper half that blooms in the spring through summer on an axillary 4" [10 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Angraecum acutipetalum var. analabeensis H.Perrier ex Hermans 2007; Angraecum acutipetalum var. ankeranae H.Perrier ex Hermans 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide