Angraecum birrimense Rolfe 1914 SECTION Arachnangraecum Schlechter

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Plant and Flowers

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FragrantPartialsun HotSummer and Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Birrim Angraecum [A place in Ghana]

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Zimbabwe in evergreen forests as a large to giant sized, hot growing epiphyte at elevations around 50 meters with elongated stems carrying distichous, oblong-lanceolate, unequally and obtusely bilobed, apically leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a one to three flowered inflorescence with large, fragrant orange blossum scented flowers.

Best grown in a pot with a bark mix and a tree fern pole in the middle to which the elongated [to 6'] stem is tied until the roots form, given shade, humidity and hot to cool temperatures.

Synonyms Eichlerangraecum birrimense (Rolfe) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 # 10 1963; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970; AN Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #2 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #3 2019 photo fide;