Angraecum humile Summerh. 1958 SECTION Lemurangis [Pfitzer] Garay

Plant and Flowers in situ Zimbabwe Photos by Bart Wursten and The Flora of Zimbabwe Website


Common Name The Low Growing Angraecum [refers to its overall stature]

Flower Size tiny

Found in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe at elevations around 1200 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a short, rarely branching stem carrying bilaterally flattened, equitant, distichous, narrowly elliptic, light green, fleshy, grooved along the upper surface leaves that blooms in the late spring through mid fall on an axillary, .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] long, zig-zag, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate, subacute floral bracts.

Synonyms Lemurangis humilis (Summerh.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Orchids of Kenya Stwart & Campbell 1996; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004;