Angraecum infundibulare Lindley 1862 SECTION Arachnangraecum Schlechter Photo courtesy of Carl Withner.

Side Flower View Photo courtesy of Ben Berliner and Willow Pond Orchids.

FragrantPart shadeHot Cool Fall and Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Funnel-Shaped Angraecum [refers to the Lip shape]

Flower Size 3 1/2" maximum horizontally and 6 to 8" vertically [8.75 cm x 15 to 20 cm]

A large sized, monopodial, hot to cool growing epiphyte from Nigeria, Cameroon, Principe, Congo, Zaire, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya in hot to cool and humid rainforests at elevations of sea leavel to 1350 meters that has an elongated, leafy, terete, somewhat fractifex, rarely branching stem subtended by leaf sheaths and having roots all along the length carrying, thin textured, narrowly oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a pendant, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, bracteate, solitary flowered inflorescence with long-lasting, strongly fragrant, waxy flowers.

Because this species has roots that occur all along the long rambling stem in the leaves, it is best potted with a moss pole [as for climbing indoor plants] so the stem can be tied up until the roots can enter the pole.

Synonyms Angorchis infundubularis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Eichlerangraecum infundibulare (Lindl.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Mystacidium infundibulare [Lindl.] Rolfe 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 5 1964; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 2 1979 photo; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1982; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Schlechter/Brieger 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 4 2003 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006

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