Angraecum eichlerianum Kraenzl. 1882 SECTION Arachnangraecum Schlechter Photo courtesy of David Jubineau Copyright

Side View of Flower and Plant Photo courtesy of Anne Conrad.

Plant in situ Cameroon Photos by Vincent Droissart and His West African Orchid Website

FragrantPart shadeHot MOSTLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning Eichler's Angraecum [German Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm] Spur 1 1/4" to 1 3/4" [3 to 4 cm]

A large to giant sized, vining, hot growing epiphytic species from the humid forests of Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Zaire and Angola at elevations around 150 meters with erect, elongate stems that have distichously many, narrowly elliptic-oblong, unequally bilobed apically, broad leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, wiry, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with long-lasting, heavy textured, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Angraecum arnoldianum De Wild. 1906; Angraecum eichlerianum var. curvicalcaratum Szlach. & Olszewski 2001; Eichlerangraecum eichlerianum (Kraenzl.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Eichlerangraecum eichlerianum var. curvicalcaratum (Szlach. & Olszewski) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1894 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; Die Orchideen #1 1-4 tafel 1&2 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo plant only; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 8 1984 photo; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing/photo fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Boletim CAOB #52 2003; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006

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