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Angraecum gabonense
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Angraecum gabonense
Angraecum gabonense

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Angraecum gabonense
Angraecum gabonense
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Angraecum gabonense

Kingdom

Plantae

Division

Magnoliophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Asparagales

Family

Orchidaceae

Subfamily

Vandoïdeae Endlicher

Tribe

Vandaeae Lindley

Subtribe

Angraecinae Summerh.

Alliance

Angraecum

Genus

Angraecum

Genus Abreviation

Angcm

Common Name

 

Section

Pectinaria (Benth.) Schltr.

Species

Angraecum gabonense

Authority

Summerh.

Source

Kew Bull. 1953, 587 (1954)

Synonyms

 

Etymology

The Gabon Angraecum

Distribution

Zaire (The Democratic Republic of the Congo), Gabon

Altitude

up to 1350 m

Life Form

Epiphytic

Biotope

Rainforests

Flowers

 

Flowering time

Winter

Fragrance

 

A small to medium sized epiphytic species found in Gabon and Zaire in rainforests at elevations up to 1350 meters with a tufted, slender, branching stem carrying many, distichous, fleshy, linear-lanceolate, to oblong-lanceolate, apically subulate-acuminate, broad leaves that blooms in the winter on a short, single flowered inflorescence and is similar to Angraecum distichum but differs in having narrower linear-lanceolate and acuminate leaves. This species grows in fairly heavy shade, needing high humidity and hot to cool conditions.

Culture

Light : fairly heavy shade
Humidity : high
Temperature : hot to cool

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