Angraecum geniculatum G.Will. 1990 SECTION Boryangraecum? see below Drawing by Judi Stone

Part shade Spring

Common Name The Angled Angraecum

Flower Size 1/4 [6.25 mm]

Found in western Zambia in dense fringing forests without elevational data as a mini-miniature to miniature sized epiphyte with an erect stem with roots bourne along the stem carrying to 9, distichous, linear-ligulate, sometimes falcate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on all along the stem, opposite the leaves, peduncle wiry, 1 to1.6 [2.5 to 4 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying straw-orange to pale green flowers.

CAUTION Williamson placed this species in the section Boryangraecum, close to A sacciferum. Vegetatively it resembles A stolzii [section Angraecoides] in the more or less elongate stem and in the way the inflorescence arise from the same point over successive years with the peduncle bases pesisting to form a fascile-like cluster. More research needs to be done here.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide