Angraecum potamophilum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Humblotiangraecum

Plant drawingTYPE Drawing by Schlechter/ Plant drawing by Perrier

Part ShadeSpring

Common Name The River Loving Angraecum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northcentral Madagascar on tree trunks near rivers as a miniature to small sized epiphyte with a short stem carrying 4 to 6 stiff, thick, linear, leaves taht blooms in the spring on a pendent, peduncle enveloped basally by 3 to 4 short bracts, 2 " [5 cm] long, 3 to 5 flwoered inflorescence with thick, short floral bracts and carrying very small white flowers.

Synonyms Aerangis potamophila (Schltr.) Schltr. 1915; Humblotiangraecum potamophilum (Schltr.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as A abietinum; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009