Angraecum scottianum Rchb.f 1878 SECTION Arachnangraecum

Photo by Tony Watkinson and the Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

FragrantPartialsunHot WarmSpringSummer and EARLY Fall

Common Name Scott's Angraecum [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size To about 4" [to 10 cm]

This small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with subcylydrical to terete leaves comes from the Comoros Islands and is found at an altitude of 350 to 600 meters in open exposed areas with erect or pendant, elongated, cylindrical stems carrying 6 to 8, subcylindrical or terete, subulate, bicarinate, canaliculate leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and early fall on a 4" [10 cm] long, axillary, slender, mostly ascending raceme with scarious bracts and carrying fragrant, inverted, waxy, sucessively opening flowers with only one open at a time.

They like bright light, steady water and fertilizer and can be tree fern plaque mounted or put in small wood slat baskets.

Synonyms Angorchis scottiana [Rchb.f] O.Ktze. 1891; Angraecum reichenbachinum Kraenzl. 1890; Arachnangraecum scottianum (Rchb.f.) Szlach., Mytnik & Grochocka 2013

References AOS Bulletin Vol 75 # 12 2006 photo fide; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1890 as A reichenbachianum drawing fide; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1890 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 5 1962 photo ok; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger, Senghas 1985; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 #5 1996 drawing fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; Boletim CAOB #52 2003; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2004; Flora's Orchids Nash and La Croix 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2006 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 8 2007 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #6 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #9 2014 photo fide;