Angraecum breve Schltr. 1925 SECTION Perrierangraecum Schlechter

Photo by Dominique Karadjoff

Full Shade Cool SummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Short Angraecum [refers to the plants size]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.4 cm]

Found in northern Madagascar on lichen covered trees at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem with flattened, somtimes verrucose roots and carrying greyish green, stiff, leathery, ligulate, unequally bilobed apically, basally overlapping leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescnece enveloped by 2 to 3, slightly flattened sheaths.

Synonyms Perrierangraecum breve (Schltr.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;