Angraecum sororium Schltr. 1925 SECTION Angraecum Photo by Fred Hillerman courtesy of Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by Bob Campbell and the Orchids of Kenya ,

Part SunWarmCoolSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Closely Related Angraecum [refers to it's similarity to A sesquipedale]

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found in central Madgtascar in and among rocks in full sun tempered by mist and clouds at elevations of 1600 to 2200 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte with an erect stem enveloped in maturity by several leafless dry, brown sheaths and carrying many, stiff, ligulate, in 2 upright rows, unequally bilobed apically, shiney bright green leaves that blooms in the summer on several, axillary, shorter than the leaves, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with obtuse bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 9 1981 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 2 1986 photo; Schlechter's Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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