Angraecum aporoides Summerh. 1964 SECTION Dolabrifolia

Photos by Marc Flandre

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Common Name The Aporum-Like Angraecum [refers to the leaves appearance to the leaves of the genus Dendrobium Section aporum]

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Found in Nigeria, Gabon, Cameroon, the Gulf of Guinea Islands and Zaire at elevations of sea level to 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with branching, becoming pendant stems carrying distichous, fleshy, bright green, conduplicate, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, single flowered, short inflorescence carrying gARDENIA scented flowers.

Synonyms Angraecum distichum var. grandifolium (De Wild.) Summerh. 1971; Dolabrifolia aporoides (Summerh.) Szlach. & Romowicz 2007; Mystacidium distichum var. grandifolium De Wild. 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #12 2010 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016