Angraecum cultriforme Summerh. 1958 SECTION Conchoglossum

Another Flower Angle Photos courtesy of 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

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; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Malawi Orchids La Croix 1985; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation LaCroix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006

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