Angraecum subulatum Lindl.1837 SECTION Pectinaria [Benth.] Schlechter

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Photos by Brian Hester

Part shade TO Deep shadeHot TO WarmSpring and Summer

Common NameThe Terete Angraecum [refers to the plant's leaf shape]

Flower Size 1/4" [.5 cm]

Found in the dense rainforests of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Zaire at elevations up to 700 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with pendant, leafy stems carrying needle-shaped, but grooved above, curved and apically pointed leaves that blooms on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf axils and subtended by a scarious sheath occuring in the spring and summer.

I have mine in a pot and it falls over the side with a fine bark mix, but if high humidity can be maintained it is better to mount this species on tree fern or cork. Give it moderate to heavy shade, hot to cool temperatures, and even waterings and fertilizer year round.

Synonyms Afropectinariella subulata (Lindl.) M.Simo & Stévart 2018; Epidorkis subulata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Listrostachys subulata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1864; Pectinariella subulata (Lindl.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 # 10 1963; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985 drawing pollina only; An Introiduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #12 2010 photo fide;