Angraecum zeylanicum Lindl. 1858 SECTION Gomphocentrum [Bentham] Garay 1973

Photos by Imaduwa Priyadarshana


Common Name The Sri Lankan Angraecum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Sri Lanka and the Seychelles in tropical wet evergreen forets at elevations up to 400 meters on tree trunks as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a simple, non-pseudobulbous stem carrying distichous, coriaceous to fleshy, articulate to the persistent sheaths, linear-oblong, flat, many veined, apically unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on an axillary, peduncle to 2" [5 cm] long, slender, rachis 1.6 to 3" [4 to 7.5 cm] long, laxly, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Angraecum maheense Schltr. ex Diels 1898-1899 publ. 1922; Mystacidium zeylanicum (Lindl.) Trimen 1885;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995; An Annotated Checklist of the Orchids of Sri Lanka Fernando & Ormerod Rheedia Vol 18[1] 1-28 2008 Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;