Angraecum erectum Summerh. 1956 SECTION Conchoglossum Schlechter

Flower Closeup Photos by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flowers Photo by Patricia Harding.

ScentPart shade CoolColdSpring ThroughFall

Common Name or Meaning The Erect Angraecum

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.5 cm]

Found in Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda and Kenya on rocks in forests and scrub along rivers and dry gulches, at elevations of 1300 to 2350 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with scandent, leafy stems carrying distichous, oblong or elliptical, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, pale green leaves and blooms in the spring through fall on a 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes along the stem with nocturnally fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Angraecoides erecta (Summerh.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Conchograecum erectum (Summerh.) Szlach., Grochocka, Oledrz. & Mytnik 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photogood; AOS Bulletin Vol 44 #4 1975; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 6 1980 photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985 drawing pollina only; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 photo/drawing fide; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #3 2019 photo fide;