Angraecum giryamae Rendle 1895 SECTION Angraecum Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Partialsun Warm TO Cool LATEWinterSpring

Common Name The Giryama Angraecum [Tribe In northeasern Kenya]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Said to be a subspecies of Angraecum eburneum, I will separate it for now. Differs by having 20 to 30 flowers with the lip slightly wider than long, obscurely 3-lobed in the upper part and has a spur that is less than 2.4" [6 cm] long and occurs only in Kenya and Tanzania often on coral near the sea and as an epiphyte further inland.

Synonyms Angraecum eburneum subsp giryama [Rendle] Cribb & Senghas

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 8 1957 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963 photo; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Angraecum eburneum var giryamae; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo good; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1982 as Angraecum eburneum var giryamae; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982 as Angraecum eburneum ssp giryamae; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 as A eburneum var giryame drawing pollina only/photo fide; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 as Angraecum eburneum var giryamae; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995 as Angraecum eburneum ssp giryamae; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 as Angraecum eburneum ssp giryamae; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 as Angraecum eburneum ssp giryamae; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 as Angraecum eburneum ssp giryamae

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