Angraecum caricifolium H. Perrier 1938 SECTION Lepervenchea

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of 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]

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 6 1980 photo; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1981 as A carifolium; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide