Angraecum rostratum Ridl. 1885 SECTION Angraecoides

Drawing by Perrier

Part shadeCool

Common Name The Beaked Angraecum

Flower Size 1.1" [2.8 cm]

Found in southcentral Madagascar in mossy forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with long slender stems carrying numerous, lanceolate-obtuse, thickened, slightly sickle shaped, ascending leaves that blooms on an axillary, from the uppermost leaves, peduncle to .5" [1.25 cm] long,.8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm] long overall, somewhat longer than the leaves, single flowered inflorescence carrying greenish flowers

Synonyms Angorchis rostrata (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Angraecoides rostrata (Ridl.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Monixus rostratus (Ridl.) Finet 1907

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; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009