Angraecum viguieri Schlechter 1922 SECTION Humblotiangraecum

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Common Name Viguier's Angraecum [French Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 5 3/5" [14 cm]

Found in Madagascar at elevations of 900 to 2300 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyhte in almost full day long sun with basal roots and an erect, light green stem carrying 12 to 20, alternate, deep green, strap-shaped, slightly twisted, stiff leaves that have a distinct mid-rib and are almost equally bilobed apically, that blooms in the spring in northern climes and fall in nature with multiple, axillary, 2 3/4" to 3 2/5" [7 to 8.5 cm] long inflorescence carring a single, fragrant flower.

This is a highly desirable, yet difficult to establish orchid as it resents root disturbance. Once established and rooted into a tree fern mount it can bloom at fairly small size, close to 6" [15 cm] yet can attain a height of 3' 4" [100 cm]. The flower is one of the most colorful of the genus and is variable in it's intensity of white, green, brown and orange as well as being long lasting annd slightly to highly fragrant at night.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AFlora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 Drawing good; OS Bulletin Vol 53 No 8 1984 photo; Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 2 1998 photo; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide