Angraecum patens Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895 SECTION Lemurangis

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

Common Name The Wide Open Angraecum

Flower Size .16" [4mm]

Found in southern Reunion in humid forests at elevations around 600 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying 2 ranked, 7 or so, narrowly linear, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal to axillary, erect, as long as the leaves, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Angraecum longinode Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895; Angraecum paniculatum Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895; Lemurangis longinodis (Frapp. ex Cordem.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Mystacidium longinode (Frapp. ex Cordem.) Cordem. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 as A longinode; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006;