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

Plant and Flowers in situ Madagascar Photo by E Tanner

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; Arachnangraecum conchiferum (Lindl.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; 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 photo fide; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 8 1984 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Schlechter/Brieger 1986; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 photo fide; Orchids of Kenya Stwart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans & Campbell 2006; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008;