Angraecopsis breviloba Summerh. 1945 Photo by Ron Hanko and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Deep shadeCool TO ColdSummer and Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Short-Lobed Angraecopsis

Flower Size 1/8" [5mm]

A miniature sized, cool to cold growing, monopodial epiphyte found in Kenya and Tanzania in montane forests often near streams and in citrus plantations at elevations of 1300 to 2400 meters requiring deep shade, with a very short stem carrying 4, deciduous, ligulate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that has 2 to 2 3/4" [5 to 7 cm] long, axillary, flexuous, angled racemes that are ascending or pendant with obtuse or acute sheathing bracts and carrying a few to many flowers that occur in the summer and fall.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo ok; Manual of Cultivated Orchids, Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1982; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986 drawing/photo fide; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo good; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide