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Angraecum magdalenae
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Angraecum magdalenae
Angraecum magdalenae

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Angraecum magdalenae
Angraecum magdalenae

Kingdom

Plantae

Division

Magnoliophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Asparagales

Family

Orchidaceae

Subfamily

Epidendroideae

Tribe

Vandaeae

Subtribe

Angraecinae

Alliance

Angraecum

Genus

Angraecum

Genus Abreviation

Angcm

Common Name

 

Section

Humblotiangraecum Schltr

Species

Angraecum magdalenae

Authority

Schltr. & H.Perrier

Source

Fedde, Repert. Beih. xxxiii. 354 (1925).

Synonyms

 

Etymology

 

Distribution

Madagascar

Range

Uapaca forests, in the Cener region, South of Antsirabe; mount Ibity, lives on rocks (quartzite)

Altitude

800 to 2000 m

Life Form

lithophytic chamaephyte

Flowers

 

Flowering time

Madagascar: Jan

Fragrance

Day and night, stronger at night.

Angraecum magdalenae

Photo by the Madagascar Orchid Project

Angraecum magdalenae is a semi-terrestrial orchid living in humus pockets on rocky outcrops on Madagascar's central pleateau.

A spectacular orchid that grows on rocky outcrops on Madagascar's central pleateau, where little undistrubed habitat remains. Its large long lasting, pure white flowers are fragrant in the eventing to attract pollinating moths. It has been collected almost to extinction from many areas.

Angraecum magdalenae

Culture

Potted, medium to strong lighht, cold to intermediate temperature.

A large plant need never exceed a 15 cm pot. Grow alongside phalaenopsis, but allow just a bit more light, and you will be graced both summer and winter with several blooms of substance that last an incredibly long time.

   

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