Angraecum pterophyllum H.Perrier 1938 SECTION Pectinaria Schlechter

Plant and Flowers


Photos by Gilles Grunenwald and Orchids Forum Website

Part shade Cool MID Summer

Common Name The Winged Leaved Angraecum

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in east central and eastern Madagascar on branches in mossy forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying to 10, distichous, flat, elliptical, undulate-pleated, recurved margins, exteriorly provided with a very projecting wing leaves that blooms in the mid summer on 1 to 2, axillary, peduncle .06" [1.5 mm] long, enveloped by 3, loose, apiculate sheaths, the uppermost cobers the base of the cucculate, apiculate floral bract, single flowered inflorescence

CAUTION Perrier in his description says that the plant is single flowered so please use with caution!!!!!

Synonyms Pectinariella pterophylla (H.Perrier) Verlynde & Ramand. 2016

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