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 evergreen forests at elevatios of 1000 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing 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; Lesliegraecum tenellum (Ridl.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; *Mystacidium tenellum Ridl. 1885; Saccolabium microphyton Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as A waterlotii drawing; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 as A oberonia; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide tothe Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide