Mystacidium flanaganii (Bolus) Bolus 1905 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Fragrance Deep shade CoolColdLATESpringEARLYSummer

Common Name Flanagan's Mystacidium [South African Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .3 to .4" [8 to 10 mm]

Found in Cape Province, Natal and Transvaal States of South Africa in montane and temperate forests at lower elevations as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with short stems carrying 3 to 5, lorate to elliptic, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on 1 to 5, pendant, .8 to 1.8" [2 to 4.5 cm] long, lax, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence and carrying nocturnally sweetly scented flowers.

Synonyms *Angraecum flanaganii Bolus 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 7 1958 as Angraecum flaniganii Drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1986; African Orchids In the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008;