Angraecum eichlerianum Kraenzl. 1882 SECTION Arachnangraecum Schlechter

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Side View of Flower and Plant

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Plant in situ Cameroon

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FragrantPart shadeHot MOSTLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning Eichler's Angraecum [German Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm] Spur 1 1/4" to 1 3/4" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Zaire and Angola from the humid forests of at elevations around 150 meters as a large to giant sized, vining, hot growing epiphytic species with erect, elongate stems that have distichously many, narrowly elliptic-oblong, unequally bilobed apically, broad leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, wiry, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with long-lasting, heavy textured, fragrant jasmine to lily scented flowers.

Synonyms Angraecum arnoldianum De Wild. 1906; Angraecum eichlerianum var. curvicalcaratum Szlach. & Olszewski 2001; Eichlerangraecum eichlerianum (Kraenzl.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013; Eichlerangraecum eichlerianum var. curvicalcaratum (Szlach. & Olszewski) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1894 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 # 1 1962 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #1 1-4 tafel 1&2 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo plant only; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 8 1984 photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985 drawing/photo fide; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Boletim CAOB #52 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #2 2012 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016