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Angraecum humile
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Angraecum humile
Angraecum humile

Kingdom

Plantae

Division

Magnoliophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Asparagales

Family

Orchidaceae Juss.

Subfamily

Epidendroideae

Tribe

Vandaeae Lindley

Subtribe

Angraecinae Summerhayes

Alliance

Angraecum

Genus

Angraecum

Genus Abreviation

Angcm

Common Name

 

Section

 

Species

Angraecum humile

Authority

Summerhayes

Source

- Summerh. in Kew Bull. 13: 269 (1958).
- Piers, Orch. E. Africa, rev. ed.: 238 (1968).
- Cribb in F.T.E.A., Orchidaceae: 494 (1989).
- Stewart, Orch. Kenya: 21 (1996). Type from Kenya

Synonyms

 

Etymology

 

Distribution

Zimbabwe E: Chimanimani Distr., Zobué Gorge, on Syzygium cordatum, fl. 14.ii.1994, A. Cambitzis s.n. (SRGH).

Range

Kenya; Tanzania

Altitude

1200-1400 m

Habitat

Upper branches of forest trees

Life Form

Epiphytic

Flowers

see Description

Flowering time

 

Fragrance

 

Description

Dwarf epiphytic herb, stem up to c. 3 cm tall; roots arising at base, slender, less than 1 mm in diameter.Leaves distichous, not imbricate, 7-11 × 2.5-4 mm, bilaterally flattened, elliptic or ovate in side view, fleshy, grooved along the upper surface.Inflorescences arising along the stem, 3-5 mm long, zigzag, 2-5-flowered.Flowers white.Pedicel and ovary c. 2.5 mm long; bracts 1.5 mm long, ovate.Sepals and petals 1.3-1.7 × 0.7-0.8 mm, elliptic-oblong, obtuse, the petals slightly shorter than the sepals.Lip 1.6-1.7 × 1.3-1.5 mm, ovate, acute, concave.Spur 1.5-2 mm long, ± straight, obtuse, parallel to the ovary.Column 0.3-0.4 mm long.

Links

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

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