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Angraecum minus
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ANGRÆCORUM
Angraecum minus
Angraecum minus

Genus Angraecum

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Angraecum minus

Kingdom

Plantae

Division

Magnoliophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Asparagales

Family

Orchidaceae

Subfamily

Vandoïdeae Endlicher

Tribe

Vandaeae Lindley

Subtribe

Angraecinae Summerhayes

Alliance

Angraecum

Genus

Angraecum

Genus Abreviation

Angcm

Common Name

 

Section

 

Species

Angraecum minus

Authority

Summerh.

Source

- Summerh. in Kew Bull. 13: 264 (1958).
- Goodier & Phipps in Kirkia 1: 54 (1961).
- Grosvenor in Excelsa 6: 78 (1976).
- Williamson, Orch. S. Centr. Africa: 178 (1977).
- Ball, South. African Epiphyt. Orch.: 48 (1978).
- Cribb in F.T.E.A., Orchidaceae: 495 (1989). Type: Zimbabwe, Mutare Distr., Himalaya Range, Engwa, 5.iii.1954, Wild 4541 (K, holotype; SRGH).

Synonyms

 

Etymology

Chameanthus is derived from: chamai, a dwarf, and anthos, a flower (Greek)

Distribution

Zambia W: Mwinilunga Distr., 6 km north of Kalene Hill Mission, fl. & fr. 28.ii.1975, G. Williamson & Gassner 2471 (K).

Zimbabwe E: Mutare Distr., Himalaya Range, Engwa, 1800 m, fl. 5.iii.1954, Wild 4541 (K; SRGH)

Range

Tanzania

Altitude

1000-1800 m

Habitat

Evergreen rain forest and adjacent woodland, and high rainfall woodland

Life Form

Epiphytic

Flowers

2-2.5 mm

Flowering time

Mar

Fragrance

 

Description

Dwarf epiphytic herb; stem up to 10 mm long; roots c. 1 mm in diameter.Leaves up to 8, distichous, forming a fan; lamina 1.5-5 cm × 1-3.8 mm, linear, articulated to a sheath 6-9 mm long.Inflorescences several, arising at base of plant, 2-6 cm long, 3-15-flowered, the peduncle slender and wiry.Pedicel and ovary 1-2 mm long; bracts c. 1 mm long, ovate, papery.Flowers white, the spur green.Sepals and petals 1-1.7 × 0.6-1.2 mm, lanceolate to elliptic, the lateral sepals slightly longer than the dorsal sepal and petals.Lip fleshy, concave, 1.4-1.7 × 1.6-2 mm, broadly ovate, obtuse.Spur 0.5-0.6 mm long, saccate.Column 0.2-0.5 mm long.

Links

FZ volume:11 part:2 (1998) Orchidaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe

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