Angraecum compactum Schltr. 1916 SECTION Perrierangraecum Schlechter

Photo by Eric Hunt.

FragrantPart shadeWarm TO Cool LATE Winter LATESpring and Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Solid [Squat] Angraecum

Flower Size 1 1/2 to 2" [4 to 6 cm] Spur 4" [10 cm]

Found in Madagascar in humid forests at elevations of 700 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short, stout stem carrying 5 to 14, spreading or recurved, thick and leathery, folded, gray green, mottled leaves that blooms in the late winter, spring and early summer on an axillary, short, few [1 to 3] flowered inflorescence that peirced the leaf sheath carrying the nocturnally, fragrant spicy to citrusy scented flower that has a "u"-shaped bend in it.

Synonyms Perrierangraecum compactum (Schltr.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 6 1981 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 3 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 12 1986 photo fide; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Schlechter/Brieger 1986; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Boletim CAOB #52 2003; Botanica Orchids Laurel Glenn 2004; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 7 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DU Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;