Angraecum moandense De Wild. 1916 SECTION Conchoglossum

Side View of Flower Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Elisabeth Kerschbaum of Austria


Common Name The Moande Angraecum [A town in Togo]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Togo Central African Republic, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, Zaire, Tanzania and Uganda at elevations of 1100 to 2100 meters in dense rainforests as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with sometimes branching stems carrying several distichous, slightly fleshy, narrowly strap-shaped, apically unequally bilobed, twisted and basally clasping so all face the same way leaves that blooms in the fall and winter from the stem opposite the leaves on a 1" [2.5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Angraecum chevalieri Summerh. 1936; Aerangis moandensis (De Wild.) Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985 as A chevalieri drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 as A chevalieri; African Orchids In the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006