Angraecum ankeranense H.Perrier 1938 SECTION Perrierangraecum Schlechter

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


Common Name The Ankeramadinika Angraecum [An area of Central Madagascar]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in central Madagascar in moss forests at elevations around 700 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a stem carrying 5 to 6, thick and leathery, equally bilobed apically leaves and blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by imbricating sheaths and carries a second flower that is always aborted

Synonyms Perrierangraecum ankeranense (H.Perrier) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

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