Angraecum breve Schltr. 1925 SECTION Perrierangraecum Schlechter No Photos

Full Shade Cool LaterSpring

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 later spring 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; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide