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Angraecum erectum
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Angraecum erectum
Angraecum erectum
Angraecum erectum

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Angraecum erectum

Kingdom

Plantae

Division

Magnoliophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Asparagales

Family

Orchidaceae

Subfamily

Vandoïdeae Endlicher

Tribe

Vandaeae Lindl.

Subtribe

Angraecinae Summerh.

Alliance

Angraecum

Genus

Angraecum

Genus Abreviation

Angcm

Common Name

 

Section

Conchoglossum Schltr.

Species

Angraecum erectum

Authority

Summerhayes

Source

- Summerh. in Kew Bull. 11: 232 (1956); in op. cit. 13: 273 (1958).
- Piers, Orch. E. Africa, rev. ed.: 231 (1968).
- Williamson, Orch. S. Centr. Africa: 179 (1977).
- Cribb in F.T.E.A., Orchidaceae: 500, fig. 117 (1989).
- Stewart, Orch. Kenya: 20 (1996). Type from Kenya.

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Etymology

 

Distribution

Zambia N: Mbala Distr., Chisau R. Gorge, Saisi Valley, 1500 m, fl. 18.xi.1959, Richards 11785 (K).

Range

Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda

Altitude

c. 1500 m.

Habitat

Riverine forest

Life Form

Epiphytic

Flowers

see Description

Flowering time

 

Fragrance

 

Angraecum erectum
Angraecum erectum ??
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Description

Epiphytic herb; stems elongate and scandent, leafy, up to 40 cm long.Roots numerous, arising opposite the leaves, long, c. 2 mm in diameter.Leaves distichous, 3-6 × 1-1.3 cm, elliptic, unequally 2-lobed at the apex.Inflorescences arising along the stem, opposite leaves, 1.5-3 cm long, 1-2-flowered.Pedicel and ovary 8-10 mm long; bracts 2-3 mm long.Flowers white or greenish-white; spur pale green.Sepals 11-14.5 × 1-5 mm, lanceolate, acuminate, the lateral sepals somewhat falcate.Petals 10-12.7 × 1.3-4 mm, lanceolate, acuminate.Lip 8-11 × 4-6 mm, lanceolate, acuminate, very concave, with a raised linear callus at the base; spur 18-28 mm long, slender, straight or subsigmoid.Column 1.5-2 mm long.

Links

FZ volume:11 part:2 (1998) Orchidaceae by I. la Croix & P.J. Cribb

 

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