Angraecum sororium Schltr. 1925 SECTION Angraecum Photo by Fred Hillerman courtesy of Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by Bob Campbell and the Orchids of Kenya ,

Part SunCoolColdSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Closely Related Angraecum [refers to it's similarity to A sesquipedale]

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found in central Madgtascar in and among rocks in full sun tempered by mist and clouds at elevations of 1600 to 2200 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with an erect stem enveloped in maturity by several leafless dry, brown sheaths and carrying many, stiff, ligulate, in 2 upright rows, unequally bilobed apically, shiny bright green leaves that blooms in the summer on several, axillary, shorter than the leaves, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with obtuse bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 9 1981 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 2 1986 photo; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide