Angraecum teres Summerh. 1958 SECTION Boryangraecum

Plant and Flowers Photos by W Bachmann and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Terete Angraecum

Flower Size .32" wide [8mm wide]

Found in Tanzania in the eastern Usambara Mountains in scrub or on trees near the sea at elevations of sea level to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 2 to 5, in a fan, straight to arcuate, dull green, terete, stiff, linear, apiculate leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a wiry, slender, 1.6 to 6.8" [4 to 17 cm] long, fractiflex, 2 to 9 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying nocturnally scented flowers

Synonyms Boryangraecum teres (Summerh.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Orchids of Kenya Stwart & Campbell 1996 photo fide;