Angraecum tenuipes Summerh. 1951 publ. 1952 SECTION Gomphocentrum

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Common Name or Meaning The Delicate Column Foot Angraecum

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in northern and central Madagascar amongst lichens on small trees at elevations of 1700 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a usually erect, somewhat branched, leafy stem carrying many, linear, unequally bilobed apcailly leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a very slender, as long as the leaves, 2 to 3.4" [5 to 8.5 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with oval-acuminate, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying greenish, opaque, small flowers.

Synonyms Angraecum ischnopus Schltr. 1916; Gomphocentrum tenuipes (Summerh.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

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