Angraecum xylopus Rchb.f. 1885 SECTION Boryangraecum Schlechter Photo by Joyce Stewart

Collection Specimen at Kew Specimen Housed at Kew

Part shade Warm Cool LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Woody Column Foot Angraecum

Flower Size

Found in the Comoros Islands on tree trunks as a medium sized epiphyte with a short, thick, often pendent stem carrying 2 rows towards the apex of the stem, subcylindric to almost terete, canaliculate above, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on usually several, axillary, to 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, rigid, flexuous towards the apex, arranged in a loose cluster, 5 to 9 flowered inflorecsence with small, ovate-triangular, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying well spaced flowers

Synonyms Boryangraecum xylopus (Rchb.f.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Macroplectrum xylopus (Rchb.f.) Finet 1907;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of madagascar Perrier 1939/85; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 6 1980 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans abd Cambell 2006;