Angraecum alleizettei Schltr. 1922 SECTION Lemurangis Photo courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Plant in situ Reunion Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

Partialsun CoolSummerWinter

Common Name Alleizette's Angraecum [French Public Servant in Madagascar early 1900's]

Flower Size .1 to .18" [2 to 4 mm]

Found in the central highlands of Madagascar in moss forests at elevations around 1400 to 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, pendant, cool growing epiphyte with a pendant stem carrying obliquely recurved or flat, coriaceous, oval-obtuse and rounded basally leaves that blooms in the summer and winter on an axillary, .48 to to .6" [12 to 15 mm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying the inverted flowers close to the stem.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1981; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009