Angraecopsis trifurca (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1915

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by The JSTOR Website

Drawing Drawing by Perrier

Deep shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Three Forked Angraecopsis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .68" [1.4 cm] wide

Found in Ethiopia, the Chimanimani Mountains of Zimbabwe and the Comoros Islands in evergreen rainforesst and shady mossy rocks at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a very short, erect to pendent stem carrying 4 to 5, linear, falcate, basally twistered so as to all lie in one plane leaves that blooms in the spring on a horizontal, peduncle to 2.4" [6 cm] long, rachis to .8" [2 cm] long, 6 to 7 flowered inflorescence carrying cream, pale green to pale brown flowers.

Synonyms *Aeranthes trifurca Rchb.f. 1885; Angraecopsis comorensis Summerh. 1949; Listrostachys trifurca (Rchb.f.) Finet 1907; Mystacidium trifurcum (Rchb.f.) T.Durand & Schinz 1894;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006