Angraecum obversifolium Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895 SECTION Angraecoides Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photos by © Dominique Karadjoff

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Common Name The Turned Towards Angraecum [refers to the basally twisted leaves]

Flower Size

Found in Mauritius and Reunion in shady forests at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with elongate, curved, erect to pendant stems carrying 2 ranked, towards the apex, thin, the obverse turned outwards, falcate, minutely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring through early summer on an axillary, very slender, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence that arises from the same point on the stem for several years.

Synonyms Angraecoides obversifolia (Frapp. ex Cordem.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Mystacidium obversifolium (Frapp. ex Cordem.) Cordem 1899

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006