Angraecum bracteosum Balf.f. & S.Moore 1876 SECTION Hadrangis Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photos by © Rogier van Vugt and his Reunion Website

Part shade WarmCool LATEWinterEARLYSpring

Common Name The Bracteate Angraecum

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Reunion and Mauritius at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect stems enveloped basally by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 ranked, closely imbricating on the stem, dark green, distinctly veined, flexible, ligulate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an axillary, one-sided, erect, racemose, densely several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Hadrangis bracteosa (Balf.f. & S.Moore) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Listrostachys bracteosa (Balf.f. & S.Moore) Rolfe 1902; Saccolabium squamatum Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985 drawing pollina only/photo fide; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006