Ambrella longituba H.Perrier 1934

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower

Photos by Hendrik Venter

Common Name The Long Tubed Ambrella

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Madagascar in humid, evergreen forests at elevations around 500 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short, erect stem carrying 5 to 6, flat, elliptic to oboval-oblong, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, contracted towards the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an arising from below the leaves, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with a few wide, thin, apiculate bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing /photo fide drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 drawing fide