!Angraecum eburneum Bory 1804 SECTION Angraecum Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flowers in situ Reunion Photo by © François Vandeschricke and The Orchidees de Reunion Website

A eburneum subsp xerophilum Photo by © Hillerman


Common Name or Meaning The Ivory-Colored Angraecum

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm] Spur 2 3/4" [7 cm]

Found in Madagascar, the Mascarenes and Reunion as a large to giant sized, erect, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte at elevations of sealevel to 750 meters with stout, branched stems carrying 10 to 15, rigid, coriaceous, ligulate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the early winter in the northern hemisphere, on an axillary, ascending or horizontal, to 4' [120 cm] long, densly many flowered inflorescence with long-lived, inverted or non-resupinate, fragrant, heavily waxy flowers arranged in 2 ranks.

Synonyms Angorchis eburnea (Bory) Kuntze 1891; Angraecum eburneum var. virens (Lindl.) Hook. 1860; Angraecum virens Lindl. 1847; Limodorum eburneum (Bory) Willd. 1805

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Historie Particulier des Plantes Orchidees Recueilles Sur Trois Iles Australes d'Afrique Thouars 1822 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as A eburneum var virens; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 2 1963 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 3 1985 photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985 photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985 as A eburneum ssp xerophilum; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo fide; Boletim CAOB #52 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 no 9 2004 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2004; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide