Angraecum decipiens Summerh. 1966 SECTION Nana [Cordem.] Garay Photo by Bob Campbell ,

Deep shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Deceiving Angraecum

Flower Size .1 to .2" [2 to 5 mm]

Found in Kenya and Tanzania as a twig epiphyte in small trees and bushes in very shady habitats at elevations of 1600 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, short stem carrying in a small fan, 2 to 4, linear or ligulate, falcate, rather fleshy leaves that blooms in the spring on a simple, curved, 8 to 18" [20 to 45 cm] long, 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying tiny flowers

Synonyms Lesliegraecum decipiens (Summerh.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide;