Angraecum floribundum Bosser 1970 SECTION Lemurangis

Plant and Flowers in situ ReunionPhotos by Rogier Van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo Website

Part shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Many Flowered Angraecum

Flower Size

Found in central Madagascar and Reunion Island? in shady forests at elevations around 1200 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with long, woody stem with many adventitious roots in the lower half and loses ts leaves in the same area and carrying many, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] between each leaf, leaf sheaths keeled, ligulate, flat, dull green, narrowing slightly towards the base, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter on a solitary or appearing more than once from the same point on the stem, shorter than the leaves, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with boat-shaped, compressed, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying fleshy, green flowers

CAUTION The photos above may not be A floribundum as they were taken in Reunion Island and to date the orchid is not listed as coming from there. I cannot personally verify the determination so I await better references.

Synonyms Lemurangis floribunda (Bosser) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009

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