Angraecum pingue Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895 SECTION Angraecoides

Photo by © Fred Henze

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

Part shadeCold EARLY Summer

Common Name The Very Strong Angraecum

Flower Size 1.1" [2.8 cm]

Found in northwestern Madagascar, Mauritius and Reunion at elevations of 2000 to 2200 meters in moss forests on lichen covered tree trunks as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a simple, leafy stem carrying narrowly ligulate, thick, attenuate towards the apex, obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the early summer on an axillary, short, peduncle very slender, .12 to .14" [3 to 3.5 mm] long, with 2 short basal sheaths, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Angraecoides nasuta (Schltr.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Angraecum nasutum Schltr. 1925; Mystacidium pingue (Frapp. ex Cordem.) Cordem. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as A nasutum; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 as A nasutum; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide