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Angraecum germinyanum
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Angraecum germinyanum
Angraecum germinyanum

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Angraecum germinyanum - Photo courtesy Elisabeth Kerschbaum
Angraecum bicallosum

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

Arachnangraecum Schltr.

Species

Angraecum  germinyanum

Authority

Hort.Sand. ex Hook.f.

Source

Bot. Mag. (1889) t. 7061

Synonyms

Angraecum arachnites Schltr.
Angraecum bathiei Schltr..
Angraecum bathiei ssp. peracuminatum H.Perrier
Angraecum conchoglossumSchltr.
Angraecum ramosum auct. non Thouars, H.Perrier
Angraecum ramosum ssp. bidentatum H.Perrier
Angraecum ramosum ssp. typicum H.Perrier
Angraecum ramosum ssp. typicum var. arachnites (Schltr.) H.Perrier
Angraecum ramosum ssp. typicum var. bathiei
Angraecum ramosum ssp. typicum var. conchoglossum (Schltr.) H.Perrier
Angraecum ramosum ssp. typicum var. peracuminatum H.Perrier
Mystacidium germinyanum (Hook.f.) Rolfe

Etymology

Germiny's Angraecum

Distribution

Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Comoros, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Angola

Altitude

1000-2000 m.

Life Form

Epiphytic chamaephyte

Biotope

Humid high forests

Flowers

7-9 cm

Flowering time

April-May (Europe)

Fragrance

Sweet scent at night and in the morning.

Found in Madagascar as a cool to cold growing, monopodial epiphyte with an elongated stem to 1 m (3 ft) carrying distichous, oblong, bright glossy green leaves that are obtusely bilobed that blooms with a wiry, 2 cm (3/4") long, single flowered inflorescence that carries a solitary, fragrant, long-lasting, non-resupinate, waxy flower occuring in the spring and summer.

Culture

Medium to strong light.

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Angraecum germinyanum

Angraecum germinyanum
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hoto courtesy Syu Tyu Sen ©

 

References

The Angraecum germinyanum complex.
Nomenclatural confusion resolved,
by Johan Hermans & Phillip Cribb
The Orchid Review Vol. 113 Nr.1262 March-April 2005

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992;

Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995;

Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1964 as Angraecum ramosum;

Miniature Orchids Northern 1988;

Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986;

 

     

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