Angraecum penzigianum Schltr. 1925 SECTION Pseudojumellea Photo by Hillerman & Holst

Plant and Flower

Plant In Situ Mt Adringitra Madagascar Photos by Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Full Shade CoolLaterSummer

Common Name or Meaning Penzing's Angraecum [German Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Madagascar in mossy forests at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, erect, then pendant, occasionally branching, slightly flattened stem carrying many, 2 ranked, ligulate, fleshy, glossy, shortly unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the later summer on an axillary, 5 to 6" [12.5 to 15 cm] long, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with oval-apiculate bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009