Angraecum sedifolium Schltr. 1925 SECTION Angraecoides [Cordem.] Garay

Photo by Gilles Grunenwald and The Orchid Fourum Website

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Common Name The Sedum-Like Leaf Angraecum [refers to the leaf's similarity to the leaves of the genus Sedum]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.1 cm]

Found in Madagascar in the central highlands on tree trunks in mossy forests at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters as a miniature to just small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a simple stem carrying densely many narrowly linear, thick, fleshy, subtriquetrous and keeled dorsally leaves that blooms in the late spring and fall on 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photo fide