Angraecopsis tenerrima Kraenzl. 1900 Photo by W Bachmann and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Very Delicate Angraecopsis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm] wide

Found in Tanzania in lower montane forests at elevations of 400 to 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or rarely lithophyte with a short, pendent stem carrying very dark green, falcate, oblanceolate to linear, unequally roundly bilobed apically, basally twisted to lie in one plane, articulate to the imbricate leaf shaths below leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on 1 to several, slender, 3 to 8" [7.5 to 20 cm] long, laxly 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence with amplexicaul, conical, obtuse bracts.

Synonyms Angraecum amaniense Kraenzl. 1914; Angraecum tenerrimum (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; Flora of Tropical EAst Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006

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