Angraecum teretifolium Ridl. 1885 SECTION Arachnangraecum

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Partialsun Cool Spring

Common Name The Pencil-Like Leaf Angraecum

Flower Size 1/4 to 3/8" wide [.7 to .9 cm] - 1 1/4 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] wide

Found in the lichen rich, humid, central highlands of Madagascar at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool, pendant growing epiphyte and occasional terrestrial with a multi-branching, spidery, very thin, long stem enveloped by old leaf sheaths and carrying 10 to 15 terete, fairly dark green, hard, very acute leaves and blooms in the spring on a short, axilary, single flowered inflorescence with a broadly ovate, dorsally keeled bract.

Synonyms Angorchis teretifolia (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Monixus teretifolius (Ridl.) Finet 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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