Angraecum peyrotii Bosser 1989 SECTION Perrierangraecum

Plant and Flower

Photos by Gilles Grunenwald

Part shade Cool Winter

Common Name Peyrot's Angraecum [French Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in central Madagascar at elevations of 1300 to 1500 meters on tree trunks in humid evergreen forests as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, robust stem carrying 6 to 8, thick, semi-cylindric, concave above, 4 to 4.4" [10 to 12 cm] long leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, thick, enveloped completely by thin sheaths 1.6" [4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with half as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Similar to A rutenburgianum but A peyrotii has longer, very fleshy, semicylindrical leaves.

These 4 species, A Didieri, A elephanthinum and A rutenbergianum & A peyrotii are all quite similar but each one differs mostly in the leaves and or in the lip


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans & Campbell 2006 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #6 2017 photo fide;