Angraecum chaetopodum Schltr. 1925 SECTION Acaulia Drawing by Perrier

Plant and Flowers Photo by Bob Campbell and the Orchids of Kenya ,

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Common Name or Meaning The Bristley Foot Angraecum

Flower Size

Found in northern and western Madagascar in moss forests at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte without a stem with 4 to 6, fleshy, leathery, narrowly linear, acute leaves that blooms in the early summer on a very slender, peduncle setiform, with 3 to 4 sheths in the lower half, .5 to 3.4" [1.2 to 8.5 cm] long, normally single flowered inflorescence with a blackish, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying yellowish white flowers.

Synonyms Hermansia chaetopoda (Schltr.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981 drawing fide; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Hermans, Sewart and Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2007;