Angraecum firthii Summerh. 1958 SECTION Afrangraecum Photo by John Varigos and his Orchid webpage

Common Name Firth's Angraecum [Kenyan Discoverer of Species 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya and Uganda in evergreen forests at elevations of 1450 to 1600 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slightly flattened stems carrying dark green, rather thin, oblanceolate to oblong, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, 1.2 to 4.8" [3 to 12 cm] long, slender, 3 to 7 flowered, slightly fractiflex inflorescence with broadly ovate, obtuse floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo ok; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Orchids of Kenya Stewart and Campbell 1996 photo; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006