Angraecum scottianum Rchb.f 1878 SECTION Arachnangraecum Photo courtesy of Tony Watkinson and the Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

FragrantPartialsunHot WarmSpringSummer and EARLY Fall

Common Name Scott's Angraecum [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size To about 4" [to 10 cm]

This small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with subcylydrical to terete leaves comes from the Comoros Islands and is found at an altitude of 350 to 600 meters in open exposed areas with erect or pendant, elongated, cylindrical stems carrying 6 to 8, subcylindrical or terete, subulate, bicarinate, canaliculate leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and early fall on a 4" [10 cm] long, axillary, slender, mostly ascending raceme with scarious bracts and carrying fragrant, inverted, waxy, sucessively opening flowers with only one open at a time.

They like bright light, steady water and fertilizer and can be tree fern plaque mounted or put in small wood slat baskets.

Synonyms Angorchis scottiana [Rchb.f] O.Ktze. 1891; Angraecum reichenbachinum Kraenzl. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1890 as A reichenbachianum drawing fide; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1890 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 5 1962 photo; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; 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; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; Boletim CAOB #52 2003; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2004; Flora's Orchids Nash and La Croix 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2006 photo; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 8 2007 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;

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