Angraecum pyriforme Summerh. 1936 SECTION Afrangraecum

Side View of Flower Photos by Gilles Grunenwald and The Orchids Forum Website

Common Name or Meaning The Triangular-Shaped Angraecum [refers to the lip apex]

Flower Size .64" [1.6 cm]

Found in Ivory coast and Nigeria in rain forests in semi-shade at low elevations as a miniature tosmall sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate , upright at first becoming pendent, leafy stem carrying 2 ranked, narrowly lanceolate to oblong, slightly unequally bilobed apically, the shorter lobe wuite distinct leaqves taht blooms in the later spring on a short, slender, erect, successively single to 2 flowered inflorescence with short bracts and carrying small, green to yellowish green non-resupinate flowers.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!!!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006;