Angraecum lecomtei H. Perrier 1938 SECTION Perrierangraecum Schlechter

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Part shade CoolSummer

Common Name LeComte's Angraecum [French Doctor 1800's]

Flower Size 3/4" x 8"

Found in Madagascar in mossy evergreen forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a super miniature [2"] sized, cool growing epiphyte with 3 to 6, arching to erect, linear, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer on a single flowered, .4 to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm] long inflorescence arising from below the leaves and completely enveloped by 3 obtuse, compressed, dorsally enlarged sheaths and carrying the giant [for the plant size] flower with an 8" [20 cm] long spur.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; 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

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