Angraecum obesum H. Perrier 1938 SECTION Perrierangraecum

Photo by Gilles Grunenwald

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Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Part shadeCool LATE Spring Summer

Common Name The Fat Angraecum [possibly refers to the seedpod which is quite rotund]

Flower Size 1 4/5" [4.5 cm]

Found in east central Madagascar at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters in moss forests on lichen covered tree trunks and among rocks as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with a stem that is densly leafy in the apical portion with thin, light green, fairly equally bilobed and strongly veined leaves and blooms in the late spring and summer on a very short, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long inflorescence and carrying a single flower.

Synonyms Perrierangraecum obesum (H.Perrier) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 3 1982 photo fide; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;