Angraecum vesiculiferum Schltr. 1925 SECTION Boryangraecum

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Didier Perugini courtesy of Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Part Shade Cool ColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Blistered Angraecum [refers to the swollen vesiculate spur]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in central Madagascar on the eastern slopes of Mt Tsiafajavona at elevations around 2000 meters on twigs in mossy forests as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with no stem and 3 to 5, lanceolate-ligulate, obliquely acuminate apically, tapering towards the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, shorter than the leaves, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with oval, apiculate, very short floral bracts.

Synonyms Boryangraecum vesiculiferum (Schltr.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009