Angraecum caulescens Thouars 1822 SECTION Gomphocentrum Garay Photos by Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

Full Shade WarmCool LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Stem Forming Angraecum [refers to the branching habit]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Mauritius, Reunion and Madagascar in moist forests at medium? elevations as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, woody stem with greyish elongated roots and carrying to 10, dark green, undulate, ligulate, narrowing towards the base to appear petiolate, very unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a unbranched, arising from below the leaves, 3.2 to 4.8" [8 to 12 cm] long, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with very small bracts.

Similar to A calceolus but differs in it's non-branching inflorescence and smaller flowers and from A multifolrum by it's longer single inflorescence and shorter stem.

Synonyms Aerobion caulescens (Thouars) Spreng. 1826; Epidorkis caulescens (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Gomphocentrum caulescens (Thouars) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Mystacidium caulescens (Thouars) Ridl. 1885;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide