Angraecum penzigianum Schltr. 1925 SECTION Pseudojumellea

Plant In Situ Mt Adringitra Madagascar Photos courtesy of 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; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009