Angraecum humbertii H.Perrier 1939 SECTION Arachnangraecum Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shade Warm LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name Humbert's Angraecum [French Orchid Collector in Africa, Madagascar and South America early 1900's]

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found in southwestern Madagascar growing on rocks in dry deciduous forests on the western slopes of mountains on rocky outcrops at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing lithophyte with a short, thick, slightly compressed stem carrying 2 ranked, broadly linear to loriform, often conduplicate, leathery, slightly glossy, very unequally bilobed apically, lobes rounded, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a robust, 8" [20 cm] long, 4 to 8, successively flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3, acute sheaths and a very thin floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/85 Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans & Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide