Angraecum claessensii De Wild. 1916 SECTION Cochoglossum

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Part SunWarmSpring

Common Name Claessen's Angraecum []

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Gabon, Central African Republic and Zaire in wet forests with bright light at elevations of 600 to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing, pendant to scandent epiphyte with an elongate, erect, slighty compressed stem carrying leaves and roots all along its length, the ligulate-lanceolate, falcate, unequally and obliquely bilobed apically, lobes round to acute, the smaller at times absent leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, erect, slender, 6 to 7" [15 to 17.5 cm] long, 7 to 9 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Conchograecum claessensii (De Wild.) Szlach., Grochocka, Oledrz. & Mytnik 2018

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