Angraecum pectinatum Thouars 1822 SECTION Pectinaria Photo courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

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

Part shadeHot TO WarmSpringTHROUGH Fall

Common Name The Combed Angraecum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Reunion and Madagascar in humid and shady forests on bare trunks and branches at elevations up to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, warm to hot growing epiphyte with a stiff, simple or few branched stem carrying numerous, distichous, terete, linear, subacute, thick and fleshy leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on an axillary, sessile, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Aeranthes pectinatus (Thouars) Rchb. f. 1864; Aerobion pectinatum (Thouars) Spreng. 1826; Angorchis pectangis (Thouars) Kuntze 1894; Angorchis pectinata (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Ctenorchis pectinata (Thouars) K. Schum. 1899; Macroplectrum pectinatum (Thouars) Finet 1907; Mystacidium pectinatum (Thouars) Benth. 1881; Pectinaria thouarsii Cordem. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 drawing hmm; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Schlechter/Brieger 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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