Angraecum costatum Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895 SECTION Lemurangis

Plant in situ Reunion Photos by Rogier van Vugt and his Reunion Website

Part shadeCoolFall

Common Name The Ribbed Angraecum

Flower Size .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm]

Found in Reunion and Mauritius in semi-shade at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, simple or branched stem carrying in the upper part, two ranked, bright green, lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, axillary, intervallate, peduncle slender, short, usually 2 flowered, but 1 does not develop, axillary inflorescence carrying small green flowers

Synonyms Lemurangis costata (Frapp. ex Cordem.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Macroplectrum costatum (Frapp. ex Cordem.) Finet 1907; Mystacidium costatum (Frapp. ex Cordem.) Cordem. 1899

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

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