Angraecum cucullatum Thouars 1822 SECTION Perrierangraecum Schlechter Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Cowl-Carrying Angraecum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

This is a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphytic orchid found in the Mascarene Islands, Mauritus and Reunion with thickened stems carrying 2 to 5 apical, rigid, ligulate, "v" shaped in cross section unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a slender, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Aerobion cucullatum (Thouars) Spreng. 1826; Angorchis cucullangis Thouars ex Kuntze 1894 ; Angorchis cucullata (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Angorchis fragrangis Thouars ex Kuntze 1894; Macroplectrum cucullatum (Thouars) Finet 1907; Perrierangraecum cucullatum (Thouars) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 drawing ok; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 drawing good; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #3 2012 photo fide; Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photo fide