Angraecum striatum Thouars 1822 SECTION Hadrangis Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant in situ in Reunion Photos courtesy of Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Striate Angraecum [refers to its veined leaves]

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Reunion in forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped completely by leafless and leafbearing sheaths and carrying stiff, ligulate, 2 ranked, distinctly veined, dark green, slightly unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, erect, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, widely spaced, several flowered racemose inflorescence with conspicuous bracts and holding the fleshy flowers all in one plane.

Synonyms Aerobion striatum (Thouars) Spreng. 1826; Angorchis striata (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Angraecum distichophyllum (Finet) A.Rich. ex Schltr. 1915; Gastrochilus striatus (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Macroplectrum distichophyllum Finet 1907; Monixus striatus (Thouars) Finet 1907; Mystacidium striatum (Thouars) Cordem. 1899; Saccolabium striatum (Thouars) Lindl. 1833;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981; Schlechter's Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2007

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