Angraecum elephantinum Schltr. 1919 SECTION Perrierangraecum Schlechter

Photos by 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, ligulate, 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.

These 4 species, A Didieri, A elephanthinum and A rutenbergianum & A peyrotii are all quite similar but each one differs mostly in the leaves and or in the lip

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 4 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 12 1986 photo fide; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo; A Culture Manual for Angraecoid Orchid Growers Hillerman 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Boletim CAOB #52 2003; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DUPuy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #6 2017 photo fide;