Angraecum elephantinum Schltr. 1919 SECTION Perrierangraecum Schlechter Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler .

Part ShadeWarmCoolWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Gigantic Angraecum

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.8 cm]

Found in Madagascar as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a stout stem carrying grey, sometimes verrucose roots and having, ligualte, leathery leaves that are unequally and obtusely bilobed apically and blooms in the US in winter on a very short inflorescence with 1 or occasionally 2 flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 4 1980 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 12 1986 photo; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1981; Boletim CAOB #52 2003; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009

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