Angraecum hermannii (Cordem.) Schltr. 1915 SECTION Pectinaria

Flower and Plant in situ Reunion Photos by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website


Common Name Herman's Angraecum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Reunion in humid forests on twigs and branches amongst mosses and lichens at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 2 ranked, linear, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I cannot be sure of this determination as I have not seen drawings or photos in any references. The only reference that I have [Stewart 2006] states that this is a mini-miniature sized [under 3 cm!], erect orchid with white flowers and Francois description says that the plant is pendent and close to 12" [30 cm] long and has yellowish green flowers that are .4" [1 cm] across. I need better references for Reunion!

Synonyms *Mystacidium hermannii Cordem. 1899; Pectinariella hermannii (Cordem.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006;