Angraecopsis parviflora (Thouars) Schltr. 1914. Photo by Lourens Grobler


Plant in situ

Colony in situ Photos by Bart Wursten and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Part sun Warm CoolLATESpringFall

Common Name The Small Flowered Angraecopsis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Reunion and Madagascar in lower montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a spreading to pendant, short stem carrying 4 to 6, linear to oblanceolate, falcate, basally twisted, all in one plane, acutely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late spring through fall on mostly several, 2 to 8 flowered, held in apical third, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with ovate-triangular floral bracts.

Synonyms Aerobion parviflorum (Thouars) Spreng. 1826; *Angraecum parviflorum Thouars 1822; Epidorkis parviflora (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Listrostachys parviflora (Thouars) S.Moore 1877; Mystacidium pedunculatum Rolfe 1897; Oeceoclades parviflora (Thouars) Lindl. 1833; Saccolabium parviflorum (Thouars) Cordem. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 as Angraecum parviflorum drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing good; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986 photo hmm; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing good; African Orchids in the Wild and in Cultivation La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2006 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #5 2016 photo fide;