Angraecum longicalcar (Bosser) Senghas 1986 SECTION Angraecum

Photo by Lourens Grobler


Photo by Hillerman

Common Name The Long Spurred Angraecum

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm] x 18" [45 cm] long!

Found in Madagascar in gallery forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a large sized, cool growing lithophyte in xerophytic vegetation with a robust stem carrying several, strap-shaped, glossy, fleshy, unevenly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, straight to 40" [100 cm] long, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence and carrying long-lasting, spicily fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Angraecum eburneum var. longicalcar Bosser 1965

Similar to A eburneum and A superbum but differs in the elongate spur to 16" [40 cm] and the shape of the lip.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Adansonia n.s., 5: 408 Bossser 1969 as a eburneum subsp superbum var longicalcar drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 3 1980 photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 photo fide; A Culture Manual for Angraecoid Orchid Growers Hillerman 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 2 1998 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 # 12 2006 as A eburnea var longicalcar photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans & Campbell 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 5 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 # 7 2014 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 as A eburneum subsp superbum var longicalcar photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #6 2017 photo fide; The Orchid Review Vol 127 No 1328 December 2019 photo fide;