Angraecum protensum Schltr. 1925 SECTION Angraecum

Photo courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

FragrancePartialsunCool Summer Fall

Common Name The Extended Angraecum [possibly refers to the reed-like stem of the plant]

Flower Size 1 2/5" to 2 3/4" [6 to 7 cm]

Found in east central Madagascar at elevations around 1650 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing lithophyte or occasional semiterrestrial amongst rocks with a stiff, reed-like stem enveloped by dry leaf sheaths and holding the light green, slightly unequally bilobed leaves with a prominent midrib all held in a fan shape that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, 6.4" to 8" [16 to 20 cm] long, single to two flowered inflorescence carrying long-lasting, fragrant flowers

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 4 1979 photo; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; 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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