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Angraecum bancoense
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Angraecum bancoense
Angraecum bancoense

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Angraecum bancoense - Photo courtesy Matthias Knoll  
Angraecum bancoense
The comparison with the tip of a ball point pen shows well the size of the flower
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Angraecum bancoense
Angraecum bancoense - Photo courtesy Kyra Joebstl
Angraecum bancoense

Kingdom

Plantae

Division

Magnoliophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Asparagales

Family

Orchidaceae

Subfamily

Vandoïdeae Endlicher

Tribe

Vandaeae Lindley

Subtribe

Angraecinae Summerhayes

Alliance

Angraecum

Genus

Angraecum Bory

Genus Abreviation

Angcm

Common Name

 

Section

Dolabrifolia (Pfitzer) Garay

Species

Angraecum bancoense

Authority

Berg ( W. J. van der Burg) 1980

Source

Misc. Pap. Landbouwhogesch. Wageningen, 19: 26 (1980)

Synonyms

 

Etymology

 

Distribution

Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast

Altitude

200-1600 m

Life Form

Epiphytic chamaephyte

Biotope

Dense forests

Flowers

4-6 mm

Flowering time

 

Fragrance

Nocturnal

Identification Difficulties

Angcm. bancoense looks very much like A. distichum, A. aporoides and A. podochilioides. In herbarium specimens, they are virtually indistinguishable, especially considering that many specimens were collected without flowers

Small, fleshy, durable leaves (0,8-1 cm)
Relatively long hanging stems (15cm).

Cultivation

In temperate to warm environment.

References

la Croix, I. 1996. Angraecum bancoense and its relatives. Orchid Rev. 104(1212): 325-328.
   

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