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Angraecum birrimense
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Angraecum birrimense
Angraecum birrimense
Angraecum birrimense
Angraecum birrimense

Kingdom

Plantae

Division

Magnoliophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Asparagales

Family

Orchidaceae

Subfamily

Epidendroideae

Tribe

Vandaeae Lindley

Subtribe

Angraecinae Summerhayes

Alliance

Angraecum

Genus

Angraecum

Genus Abreviation

Angcm

Common Name

 

Section

Arachnangraecum Schltr.

Species

Angraecum birrimense

Authority

Rolfe

Source

Kew Bull. 1914, 214

Synonyms

 

Etymology

The Birrim Angraecum

Distribution

Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone

Range

 

Altitude

0 - 200 m

Habitat

Evergreen humid forest

Life Form

Epiphyte

Flowers

12 cm - spur 5 cm

Flowering time

Summer - fall

Fragrance

Strong, Orange Blossom

Description

Scandent plant with large, white flowers. Hot to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 50 meters with elongated stems carrying distichous, oblong-lanceolate, unequally and obtusely bilobed, apically leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a one to three flowered inflorescence with large, fragrant flowers.

Culture

Best grown in a pot with a bark mix and a tree fern or moss pole in the middle to which the elongated stem is tied until the roots form, given shade, humidity and hot to cool temperatures.

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