Angraecum litorale Schltr. 1925 SECTION Perrierangraecum Schlechter Photo by Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Full Shade HotSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Litoral Angraecum [Refers to the species affinity to the coastal regions]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the eastern coastal forests of Madagascar at elevations of sea level to 200 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 5 to 6, erect to spreading, ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by 2 to 3 compressed sheaths and has an oval, apiculate floral bract.

Synonyms Perrierangraecum litorale (Schltr.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009