Angraecum curnowianum (Rchb. f.) T. Durand & Schinz 1894 SECTION Perrierangraecum

Flower Closeup Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

to Northen Hemisphere THROUGH

Common Name Curnow's Angraecum [British Orchid Collector in Madagascar 1800's]]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Madagascar in mossy evergreen forests at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying a fan of 7, ligulate, emarginate, thick, fleshy, dark dull green, rough leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on an axillary, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 basal, obtuse, acute sheaths carrying a fleshy flower.

This orchid for years has been misidentified as an Aerangis, if the orchid you are looking at seems to be a mini-miniature Aerangis and not an obvious larger miniature to small sized Angraecum then go to Aerangis punctata or Aerangis monantha.

Synonyms Aerangis curnowiana (Rchb.f.) H.Perrier 1938; *Aeranthes curnowianus Rchb. f. 1833; Angorchis curnowiana (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Jumellea curnowiana (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1915; Mystacidium curnowianus (Rchb. f.) Rolfe 1904; Perrierangraecum curnowianum (Rchb.f.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka, 2013; Rhaphidorhynchus curnowianus (Rchb.f.) Finet 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Aerangis curnowianum drawing hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 2 1998 as Aerangis curnowiana photo not = A punctata; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 #9 2004 as Aerangis curnowiana = Aerangis punctata; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide