Angraecum tenellum (Ridl.) Schltr. 1915 SECTION Nana

Flower and Plant in situ Reunion Photos by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website


Common Name The Very Delicate Angraecum

Flower Size .08" [2mm]

Found in Madagascar, Mauritius and Reunion in humid forests as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with a very short, erect stem carrying 2 to 3, lanceolate, obtuse to acute apically leaves that blooms in the later spring and earlier summer on a basal, slender, twice as long as the leaves, to 1" [2.5 cm] long, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Angraecum microphyton (Frapp. ex Cordem.) Schltr. 1915; Angraecum oberonia Finet 1907; Angraecum waterlotii H.Perrier 1938; Epidorkis tenella (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; *Mystacidium tenellum Ridl. 1885; Saccolabium microphyton Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide;