Angraecum baronii (Finet) Schltr. 1915 SECTION Lemurangis

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

Partialsun Cool TO ColdSpring THROUGHFall

Common Name Baron's Angraecum [English Missionary and Orchid Collector in Madagascar late 1800's]

Flower Size .18 to .22" [4 to 6 mm]

Found in Madagascar in mossy highland forests at elevations around 1400 to 2500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a thin, elongated, compressed stem carrying short, lanceolate, distichous and unequally bilobed apically, acute leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on an axillary, .24 to .28" [6 to 7 mm] long, 1 to 2 flowered, thin inflorescence enveloped basally by 3 ancipitous sheaths and carrying the small flowers close to the stem.

Synonyms Angraecum dichaeoides Schltr. 1916; *Macroplectrum baronii Finet 1907

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

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