Angraecopsis amaniensis Summerh. 1945


Another Plant and Flowers in situ Zimbabwe Photos by Bart Wursten and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

FragrantPart shadeWarm TO Cold Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Amani Angraecopsis [Town in Tanzania]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Kenya, Tanzania Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte in high rainfall areas, evergreen forests and occasionally on rocks at elevations of 750 to 2100 meters with a very short stem carrying 2 to 4, narrowly elliptic, blue green, almost fleshy, sometimes deciduous leaves that blooms in the fall on a pendant, several at once, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, densely many [20] flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers that smell of Lily of the Valley and are arranged in two rows.

This species is best mounted to acccomodate the pendant flowering habit, given moderate shade, high humidity and a cooler, drier winter rest.

Synonyms Angraecopsis tenuicalcar Summerh.1945;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo ok; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Malawi Vol.1 La Croix 1983 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide