Angraecum equitans Schltr. 1916 SECTION Humblotiangraecum Photo by Liangfu Wang and Native Orchid Website

Another Flower? Photo courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretumMendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

Part shadeColdCool LATESpring

Common Name The Riding one above the other Angraecum

Flower Size 1 2/5" to 2 1/5" [3.5 to 5.5 cm]

This species occurs in Madagascar at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte that requires a pot to maintain the humidity, but watch not to overwater. This species grows in a lichen forest on outer branches of moss and lichen covered trees and has a stem which branches freely in mature plants and is most often upright and not pendant, and is densely, equitant leafed with fleshy, dark green, curved and somewhat glossy, and obtusely bilobed leaves. This species blooms in the late spring in Madagascar on a 3" [7.5 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by folded bracts

SynonymsHumblotiangraecum equitans (Schltr.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 NO 3 1982 photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, DU Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #3 2012 photo fide; Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #5 2016 photo fide;