Angraecum praestans Schltr. 1913 SECTION Angraecum Photo courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

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

FragrantPart shadeHotSpringfall

Common Name or Meaning The Outstanding Angraecum

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in northern and western coastal Madagascar in sandy dry woods at an elevation of sealevel to 380 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot growing, monopodial epiphyte with a robust stem carrying leathery, stiff, sickle to falcate shaped, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on a lax, axillary, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence with deltiod bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1981; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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