Angraecopsis gracillima (Rolfe) Summerh. 1937

Side View Of Flowers Photo by Lourens Grobler

Deep shadeCool Spring THROUGHSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Very Graceful Angraecopsis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Rwanda, Zaire, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia in evergreen forests on moss covered twigs and small branches at elevations of 1500 to 1850 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, erect to pendant stem carrying 2 ranked, 2 to 10, linear, often falcate, twisted to be held in one plane, obtusely and bluntly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a slender, often erect, close set, 2 to 8" [5 to 20 cm] long, 4 to 20 flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in the apical third.

Synonyms *Mystacidium gracillimum Rolfe 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo ok; Die Orchideen #2 5-8 tafel 3 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing hmm; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing/photo ok; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo fide