Angraecum musculiferum H. Perrier 1938 SECTION Lepervenchea

Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Part shade CoolSpring THROUGH fall

Common Name The Mussel-Carrying Angraecum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Madagascar on tree trunks in mossy montane forests at elevations around 1200 to 1550 meters as a miniature to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, stem carrying numerous, distichous, widely linear, unequally obtuse apically leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on numerous, axillary, 2 1/4" [5.5 cm] long, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lepervenchea musculifera (H.Perrier) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009