Angraecum equitans Schltr. 1916 SECTION Perrierangreaecum Schlechter Photo by Liangfu Wang and Native Orchid Website

Another Flower? Photo courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretumMendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

Part shadeColdCool LATESpring

Common Name The Riding one above the other Angraecum

Flower Size 1 2/5" to 2 1/5" [3.5 to 5.5 cm]

This species occurs in Madagascar at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte that requires a pot to maintain the humidity, but watch not to overwater. This species grows in a lichen forest on outer branches of moss and lichen covered trees and has a stem which branches freely in mature plants and is most often upright and not pendant, and is densely, equitant leafed with fleshy, dark green, curved and somewhat glossy, and obtusely bilobed leaves. This species blooms in the late spring in Madagascar on a 3" [7.5 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by folded bracts

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 NO 3 1982 photo; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Schlechter/Brieger 1986; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photo fide

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