Angraecopsis breviloba Summerh. 1945 Photo 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; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing/photo fide; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Manual of Cultivated Orchids, Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1982; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo good; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide

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