Angraecum rubellum Bosser 1988 SECTION Nana


Plant and flowers

Photos by Gilles Grunenwald and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shade Warm LATE Summer EARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Ruby Colored Angraecum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in east north eastern Madagascar in evergreen forests at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature szied, warm growing epiphyte with more or less or without a stem, carrying obovate to elliptic, twiated so as to all in one plane, acutely bilobed apically, slighyl keeled beneath, green, more or less tinted with red leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on axillary, as long to longer than the leaves, all parts covered with red papillose hairs, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with alternately arranged, small bracts and carrying fleshy, whitish to tinted pink, papillose hairy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 11 2005 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide;