Angraecum tenuifolium Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895 SECTION Lepervenchea

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


Common Name The Delicately Leaved Angraecum

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Reunion in humid forests as a small sized epiphyte with an erect to arching, flattened stem carrying 2 ranked, thin, narrowly linear, obtuse to acute apically leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on several, axillary, slender, as long as the leaves, 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long, 2 to many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lepervenchea tenuifolia (Frapp. ex Cordem.) Cordem. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006;