Angraecum viridiflorum Cordem. 1899 SECTION Nana

Flower and Plant in situ Reunion Photos by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website


Common Name The Green Flowered Angraecum

Flower Size .1" [.5 mm]

Found in Reunion as the smallest of the mini-miniature orchids in the genus. This species only reaches a total height of .6" [1.5 cm] and has a very short stem carrying only 3 or so, oblanceolate, basally slightly conduplicate, unequally obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the later spring through earlier summer on a basal, to .02 [.5 mm] long, single to rarely 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Lesliegraecum viridiflorum (Cordem.) 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, Campbell 2006;