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Angraecum cornigerum
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Angraecum cornigerum
Angraecum cornigerum

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

 

Species

Angraecum cornigerum

Authority

Cordem.

Source

Rev. Gen. de Bot. xi. 418.

Synonyms

 

Etymology

lat. cor=horn nigerum=black

Distribution

Reunion

Range

Cilaos, Dimitile, Mafate

Altitude

1000 to 1500 m

Habitat

Mesothermic forests

Life Form

Epiphytic chamaephyte

Flowers

40mm - Spur 85mm

Flowering time

Dec - Jan

Fragrance

 

 

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Angraecum cornigerum
Angraecum cornigerum


Angraecum cornigerum is endemic of Reunion Island. It can be found in the whole island in mesothermic forests (1000 to 1500 m). The species is not very common and very discreet. It grows mostly on the high branches of Nuxia verticillata ("bois maigre"), and on Philippia montana ("branle vert"). In the latter case one can find very small plants (1 to 2 leaves of a few centimetres length) with very long roots exploring the surface of the host.
A. Jubault

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