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

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of 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 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.

Synonyms *Aeranthes curnowianus Rchb. f. 1833; Angorchis curnowiana (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Angraecum suarezense Toill.-Gen. & Bosser 1960; Angraecum subcordatum (H. Perrier) Bosser 1970; Jumellea curnowiana (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1915; Jumellea subcordata H. Perrier 1938; Mystacidium curnowianus (Rchb. f.) Rolfe 1904

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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