Angraecum longicalcar (Bosser) Senghas 1986 SECTION Angraecum Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Long Spurred Angraecum

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm] x 18" [45 cm] long!

Found in Madagascar in gallery forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a large sized, cool growing lithophyte in xerophytic vegetation with a robust stem carrying several, strap-shaped, glossy, fleshy, unevenly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, straight to 40" [100 cm] long, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence and carrying long-lasting, spicily fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Angraecum eburneum var. longicalcar Bosser 1965

Similar to A eburneum and A superbum but differs in the elongate spur to 16" [40 cm] and the shape of the lip.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 3 1980; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 2 1998 photo; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans & Campbell 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 5 2007 photo; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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