Angraecum clareae Hermans & la Croix & P.J.Cribb 2001 SECTION Humblotiangraecum

Photo courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Northen Hemisphere

Common Name Clare's Angraecum [Clare Hermans - Wife of describer of species current]

Flower Size 2.6" [6.5 cm]

Found in eastern and central Madagascar in evergreen forests at elevations around 1350 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 10 to 20, spreading, ensiform, conduplicate, fleshy-succulent, triangular in cross-section, glaucous, greyish green leaves that blooms in the spring in the northern hemisphere on 1 to 2, .2 to .4" [5 to 10 mm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with an undeveloped terminal bud.

Synonyms Humblotiangraecum clareae (Hermans, la Croix & P.J.Cribb) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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