Angraecum cilaosianum (Cordem.) Schltr. 1915 SECTION Angraecoides

Side View of Flowers

Flower and Plant in situ Reunion Photos by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website


Common Name The ? Angraecum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Reunion in semi-arid forests at elevations of 1700 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an elongate, usually strongly curved stem carrying 5 to 6, two ranked, towards the apex of the stem, linear, stiff, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the early summer on an basal, erect, thin, 1 to 2, flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Angraecoides cilaosiana (Cordem.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; *Mystacidium cilaosianum Cordem. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006