Angraecum rigidifolium H.Perrier 1938 SECTION Perrierangraecum Type Drawing by Perrier

Common Name The Rigid Leaved Angraecum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in central Madagascar in moss and lichen rich rainforests on tree trunks at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, flattened stem enveloped by dorsally ribbed, 9 conspicuously veined sheaths that are finely lened crosswise and carrying 2 ranked, spreading, bent away from the stem, oblong to oblong-linear, almost equally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the mid summer on usually several, scattered along the stem, peduncle short, enveloped almost completely by 4 wide, flat, sheaths, axillary, single flowered inflorescence with thin, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white flowers.

Synonyms Perrierangraecum rigidifolium (H.Perrier) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; 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 & hermans 2009