Angraecum caricifolium H. Perrier 1938 SECTION Lepervenchea

Flower Closeup Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Partialsun Cool Fall THROUGHSpring

Common Name The Carex-Like Leaf Angraecum

Flower Size .2" [6mm]

Found in central Madagascar on tree trunks in moss forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a slightly compressed, very thin stem carrying 3 to 6, distant, linear, very thin, rigid, caniculate-pleated, obtuse, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, 3/4 to 2.4" [2 to 6 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by 2 to 3 distant sheaths and carrying the small flowers close to the stem.

Synonyms Angraecum carifolium H. Perrier 1938 [Mispelling]; Lepervenchea caricifolia (H.Perrier) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as A carifolium; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 6 1980 photo fide; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide