Angraecum pungens Schltr.1906 SECTION Pectinaria

Photo by © Art Vogel

Side View of Flower


Photos by © Simo/ Droisart and Stevart

Part Shade Warm Cool winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Pointed Angraecum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Nigeria, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Cameroon and Zaire in dense forests at elevations of 900 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with pendant stems carrying close set, oblong-lanceolate, flat, pointed, basally narrowing leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, sessile, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Afropectinariella pungens (Schltr.) M.Simo & Stévart 2018; Angraecopsis pungens (Schltr.) R.Rice 2005; Angraecum arthrophyllum (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1925; Mystacidium arthrophyllum Kraenzl. 1916;Pectinariella pungens (Schltr.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #12 2010 photo fide;