Angraecum cultriforme Summerh. 1958 SECTION Angraecoides

Another Flower Angle

Photos by Lourens Grobler

Part Sun HotWarmFall THROUGHWinter

Common Name The Knife-Shaped Leaf Angraecum

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Natal South Africa in dry evergreen forests and bushlands from sea level to 1800 [350 to 650] meters as a small sized, erect to pendant, hot to warm growing epiphyte with straight to curved, slightly 2 edged stems carrying 2 ranked, ligulate, falcate, very unequally bilobed apically, yellowish to pinkish green, sometimes dotted darker leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a intervallatae [one per node], sometimes to 4, 1" [2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying sometimes non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Angraecoides cultriformis (Summerh.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Conchograecum cultriforme (Summerh.) Szlach., Grochocka, Oledrz. & Mytnik 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing fide; Malawi Orchids La Croix 1985; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 drawing good; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation LaCroix 1997 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #2 2020 photo fide