Angraecum crassum Thouars 1822 SECTION Angraecum Photo by Fanch Le Hir

Full Shade HotSpring THROUGHfall

Common Name or Meaning The Thick-Leafed Angraecum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in northeastern Madagascar at elevations of sealevel to 400 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect, thick stem carrying, thick, stiff, linear, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on a 7.2" [18 cm] long, 5 to 12 flowered inflorescence carrying thick, fleshy flowers turning yellow with age.

Synonyms Aerobion crassum (Thouars) Spreng. 1826; Angorchis crassa (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Angraecum crassiflorum H.Perrier 1938; Angraecum sarcodanthum Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as A crassiflorum; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as A sarcodanthum; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 as A crassifolium; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009