Angraecum nanum Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895 SECTION Nana

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


Common Name The Little Angraecum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Mauritius and Reunion in shady humid forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying a fan of dark green, canaliculate, linear, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late spring on an axillary short to .6" [1.5 cm], few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lesliegraecum nanum (Frapp. ex Cordem.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Mystacidium nanum (Frapp. ex Cordem.) Cordem. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006;