Angraecum conchiferum Lindl. 1836 SECTION Arachnangraecum Schlechter Photo by Lourens Grobler

FragrancePart sun WarmCold Spring

Common Name The Shell-Like Lip Angraecum

Flower Size 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm]

Found in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Cape Province, Natal and Transvaal South Africa in forest on isolated hills and mountains at elevations of 800 to 2400 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with flattened roots with a rough warty surface, a flattened often branching stem enveloped by overlapping, black spotted leaf sheaths and carrying 2 ranked, towards the apex, linear, unequally bilobed apically, often held in one plane leaves that blooms in the spring on a slender, opposite the leaf, 1 to 1.1" [2.5 to 2.7 cm], 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with nonresupinate, nocturnally jasmine scented flowers

Synonyms Angorchis conchifera (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Angraecum scabripes Kraenzl. 1902; Angraecum verrucosum Rendle 1895; Mystacidium verrucosum (Rendle) Rolfe 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 phot ogood; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982; Malawi Orchids La Croix 1983; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 8 1984 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Schlechter/Brieger 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; African Orchids in the wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 2 Pope 1998; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans & Campbell 2006; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008;

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