Angraecum rhynchoglossum Schltr. 1925 SECTION Acaulia Garay

Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Common Name The Beak-Like Lip Angraecum

Flower Size 5/8" [1.4 cm]

Found in central Madagascar in moss and lichen rich forests at elevations around 1034 to 1550 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 3 to 4, oblong, slightly narrowing towards the apex and base leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Angraecum foxii Summerh. 1948; Angraecum viride (Ridl.) Schltr. 1915; Epidorkis viridis (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Hermansia rhynchoglossa (Schltr.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Mystacidium viride Ridl. 1886

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide