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Angraecum aloifolium
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Angraecum aloifolium
Angraecum aloifolium

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Angraecum aloifolium
Angraecum aloifolium
Angraecum aloifolium
Angraecum aloifolium

Kingdom

Plantae

Division

Magnoliophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Asparagales

Family

Orchidaceae

Subfamily

Vandoïdeae Endlicher

Tribe

Vandaeae Lindley

Subtribe

Angraecinae Summerhayes

Alliance

Angraecum

Genus

Angraecum

Genus Abreviation

Angcm

Common Name

 

Section

Humblotiangraecum Schltr.

Species

Angraecum aloifolium

Authority

Hermans & P.J.Cribb

Source

Orchid Rev., 105(1214): 108 (1997)

Synonyms

 

Etymology

 

Distribution

W.Madagascar

Range

Andalalokoa, Mahajunga province

Altitude

 

Habitat

Deciduous forest

Life Form

Epiphytic chamaephyte

Flowers

 

Flowering time

 

Fragrance

 

This new species' vegetative aspect is close to Angraecum equitans and the flowers to Angraecum leonis. The plant is of medium size, 6 to 10.5 cm long, the diameter of the stem measuring 9 to 15 mm. Triangular fleshy leaves, 40 to 50 mm long by 10 to 12 mm wide. Inflorescence with 1 to 2 flowers, perianth 35 to 45 mm, 50 mm long curved spur. Yellow-white sepals tending to green near the column; petals and labellum pure white.

Note

Angraecum aloifolium is similar to Angraecum kraenzlinianum and Angraecum clareae, it bears one or two white flowers that evoke the shape of Angraecum compactum or Angraecum leonis.

Culture

Mounted or potted, strong light, hothouse

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