Angraecum stella-africae P.J.Cribb 1983 SECTION Perrierangraecum Plant in situ Zimbabwe Photo by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Part shade CoolLATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Star of Africa Angraecum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Transvaal South Africa on small trees and escarpments at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters in frequent mist areas as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, short stem carrying 2 to 4, 2 ranked, linear, obscurely bilobed apically, dark gray green leaves that blooms in the late spring to early summer on 1 to 2, below the leaves, single flowered inflorescence carrying a large flower with a very long spur.

Synonyms Perrierangraecum stella-africae (P.J.Cribb) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing fide; African Orchids in the Wild and in Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008;