Angraecum pinifolium Bosser 1970 SECTION Boryangraecum

Another Flower Angle

Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Pine-Needle Like Leaf Angraecum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in northeastern Madagascar in shady forests at elevations around 900 meters as a miniature to just small sized, warm growing epiphyte with almost no stem carrying 4 to 5, narrowly linear, canaliculate on the top surface, rounded below, unequally bilobed apically, acute leaves that blooms in the early summer on a below the leaf, lax, shorter than the leaves, 2.4 to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with oval, green bracts carrying fleshy flowers

CAUTION!!!I am fairly sure that this determination is incorrect as the flowers should be smaller and the sepals and petals much closer together, but I do not have the type drawing to inspect so cannot be sure.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo not