Angraecum mauritianum [Poir.]Frapp. 1891 SECTION Pseudojoumellea Schlechter Photo courtesy of © Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flower Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

FragrantPart shadeHot LATE Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Mauritius Angraecum [Found in the Mascarene Islands]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm]

A small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic species found on the islands of Madagascar and the Mascarenes in forests near the ground at elevations of 200 to 1400 meters with a arching to pendant, flattened, branched stem carrying numerous, distichous, oblong-lanceolate leaves that blooms in late summer on a short inflorescence and carrying a solitary pure white, rather fleshy flower.

Synonyms Aeranthes gladiifolia (Thouars) Rchb.f. 1864; Aerobion gladiifolium (Thouars) Spreng. 1826; Angorchis gladiifolia (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; *Angraecum gladiifolium Thouars 1822; Limodorum mauritianum (Poir.) Sw. 1829; Macroplectrum gladiifolium (Thouars) Pfitzer ex Finet 1907; Mystacidium gladiifolium (Thouars) Rolfe 1904; Mystacidium mauritianum (Poir.) T.Durand & Schinz 1894; *Orchis mauritiana Poir. 1798

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 drawing fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 3 1987 stamp; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1981; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;