Angraecum florulentum Rchb. f. 1885 SECTION Pseudojummellea

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Jay Pfahl.

Flowers and Plant Photo courtesy of Ben Berliner and Willow Pond Orchids.

FragrantPart shade WarmSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Easy Blooming Angraecum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This small sized, warm growing monopodial epiphyte is found in moist scrub and tree trunks in the Comoro Islands where it occurs at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters with short, flattened, sinuous, branched stems carrying numerous, distichous, narrowly lanceolate leaves. The 2 to four flowers are borne on a short inflorescence in the spring and have a sweet nocturnal smell. This species grows in fairly heavy shade, high humidity and needs warm temperatures.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 4 1979 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2004; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1981; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;

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