Angraecum multiflorum Thouars 1822 SECTION Gomphocentrum [Bentham] Garay

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photos by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

Type Drawing Drawing by © Thouars and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part Shade Cool LATERSpring THROUGH Summer

Common Name The Many Flowered Angraecum

Flower Size

Found in Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf bases and carrying elliptic, unequally bilobed and obtuse apically leaves that blooms in the later spring through summer on several, lateral, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, shorter than the leaves, to 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Aerobion multiflorum (Thouars) Spreng. 1826; Angraecum caulescens var. multiflorum (Thouars) S.Moore 1877; Epidorkis multiflora (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Gomphocentrum multiflorum (Thouars) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Monixus multiflorus (Thouars) Finet 1907; Mystacidium caulescens var. multiflorum (Thouars) T.Durand & Schinz 1894; Mystacidium multiflorum (Thouars) Cordem. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 drawing hmm; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007;