Angraecum erectum Summerh. 1956 SECTION Conchoglossum Schlechter

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

ScentPart shade WarmColdSpring 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, warm 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 3/4 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes along the stem with nocturnally fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photogood; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 6 1980 photo; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing pollina only; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; 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; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 2 Pope 1998; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006

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