African Plant Database

Angraecum eichlerianum Kraenzl.
Information on the genus : Angraecum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Angraecum eichlerianum Kraenzl. var. eichlerianum
 Eichlerangraecum eichlerianum (Kraenzl.) Szlach., Mytnik & al.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Angraecum arnoldianum De Wild. (1906)
Taxon infra-specific
Angraecum eichlerianum Kraenzl. var. eichlerianum
Angraecum eichlerianum var. curvicalcaratum Szlach. & Olszewski (2001)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb creeping on rocks or on tree roots sometimes forming a dense mass; stems to 5 m long with numerous aerial roots opposite leaves; leaves numerous, distichous, well spaced on stem, oblong-elliptic, 6-16x1,5-4,5 cm, apex unequally 2-lobed; inflorescences axillary, 4-20 cm long, 1-2(-4)-flowered; flower tepals greenish, oblong-narrowly elliptic, acute, 3-3,5-6x0,4-1,2 cm; lip white with green throat, broadly obovate-orbicular, apiculate, 2,5-5x2,5-5 cm, side lobes projecting forward; spur c. 3,5 cm long, funnel-shaped at first, restricted at middle, finally widely cylindrical.
Ecology : Undisturbed forest; riverine forest; forest with Gilbertiodendron dewevrei; forest fringes of inselbergs, in very humid valleys; Atlantic forest with Caesalpiniaceae; plantations; on shrubs together with Microgramma owariensis, mosses, lichens; on decaying wood or on trees from low down to the forest canopy, on large branches; on Crescentia cajute, Theobroma cacao; on Irvingia smithii, Lasiodiscus mannii; 5-1100 m alt.
  Resembling A. birrimense.
  Comprises 2 vars.: - var. eichlerianum - var. curvicalcaratum Szlach. & Olszewski
  Also in Mozambique ? Not in Fl. Zambes. 11/2, 1998.
  Comprises 2 vars.: - var. eichlerianum [syn.: A. arnoldianum De Wild.], with a straight spur and dorsal sepal > 4 cm long; - var. curvicalcaratum Szlach. & Olszewski [syn.: Eichlerangraecum eichlerianum var. curvicalcaratum (Szlach. & Olszewski) Szalch., Mytnik & Grochocka] with a curved spur and dorsal sepal < 4 cm long, in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon. Resembling A. birrimense.
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see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 175878
Record n°175878
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