Angraecum clavigerum Ridl. 1885 SECTION Angraecoides [Cordem.] Garay

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

Deep shadeCool Summer

Common Name The Club-Carrying Angraecum [refers to the swollen end of the spur of the flower]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Madagascar in the central highlands in moss forests at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with 6 to 12 stiff, lingulate, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves and blooms in the summer on an axillary, single flowered, short inflorescence enveloped by 2 to 3 basal sheaths and another, scarious-thin and short bract towards the center also carrying very short floral bracts that just begin to cover the pedicel.

Synonyms Angorchis clavigera (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Monixus clavigera (Ridl.) Finet 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1983; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; 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