Angraecum mahavavense H.Perrier 1938 SECTION Angraecum Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Plant and Flower Photos by Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Mahavavi River Angraecum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northwestern Madagascar in humid, shady forests of the Sambirano region on tree trunks, as a miniature to small sized epiphyte with almost no stem carrying 5 to 6, broadly linear, leathery, rigid, keeled in the middle and "V" shaped below, shortly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a below the leaves, very short to 2" [5 cm] long, successively 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with the flowers arising from a groove alternately on each side of the rachis.


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 drawing/photo fide; 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 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #10 2018 photo fide;