Angraecum brevicornu Summerh. 1962 SECTION Conchoglossum Drawing by M A Grierson/Cribb

Part shade Warm LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Short Spur Angraecum

Flower Size

Found in northeastern Tanzania in lowland forests on lemon trees at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short, bil;aterally compressed stgem carrying slightly leathery, all along the stem, alternate, falcate, ligulate, unequally acutely bilobed apically, somewhat shiny, basally twisted leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on 1 per node, peduncle .16 to .32" [4 to 8 mm] long, more or less .4" [1 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescencewith lanceolate, acute, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying white flowers with a faint pinkish to greenish pink tinge.

Synonyms Angraecoides brevicornu (Summerh.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Conchograecum brevicornu (Summerh.) Szlach., Grochocka, Oledrz. & Mytnik 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide