Angraecum ferkoanum Schltr. 1918 SECTION Chlorangraecum Schlechter

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Frank Henriet

FragrantPartial sunWarm Southern Hemisphere Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Ferkoa Angraecum [Dr Paulo Ferko early 1900's]

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in eastern Madagascar in montane forests at elevations around 800 to 900 meters as a warm growing epiphyte with almost no stem carrying alternate, soft, lanceolate, light green leaves and blooms in the winter in the southern hemisphere on an axillary, short, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with resupinate, fragrant, [night scent of liquorice mixed with lily-of-the-valley aging into yellowish green flowers with a pure lily-of-the-valley scent], long-lasting flowers.

This orchid requires warm temperatures, semi-shaded and fairly humid, but airy conditions year round.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1981; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide