Angraecum dasycarpum Schlechter 1918 SECTION Pectinaria Photo by Lourens Grobler

FragrantPart shadeHotWarmSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Rough-Podded Angraecum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.3 cm]

This is a small sized, hot to warm growing northern Madagascan, epiphytic or sometimes lithophytic orchid found in coastal eastern forests on mossy rocks or trees at elevations of sea-level to 800 meters with hairy roots supporting cylindric, pendant to erect stems carrying dense, oblong, obtuse or shortly apiculate, fleshy, broad, brown speckled leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a very short, sheathed inflorescence that carries a solitary white flower.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Schlechter/Brieger 1986; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1981; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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