Angraecum ramosum Thouars 1822 SECTION Arachnangraecum

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photos by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

The Other Form attributed to this species [to me appears to be A germinyanum Photo by © Marni Turkel

FragrancePartialsunHotCool SummerEARLIER Fall

Common Name The Branched Angraecum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Reunion and Mauritius in rain forests on rocks, trees and on the ground at elevations of sea-level to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial with a long, branching, scandent, pendant to horizontal to erect stem carrying widely spaced, 2 ranked, lanceolate, linear, widest near the base, then gradually narrowing towards the slightly unequally bilobed apex leaves that blooms in the summer and earlier fall on an axillary, opposite a leaf base, single flowered, curved, 2" [5 cm] long inflorescence with a fleshy, white, turning yellowish with age, fragrant flower

CAUTION I cannot be sure of this determination as I have no references that show what the flower should be. On the net there are 2 distinct flower forms please use with extreme caution for either form.

Synonyms Angorchis ramosa (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Arachnangraecum ramosum (Thouars) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Macroplectrum ramosum (Thouars) Finet 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 drawing ok; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing not; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006