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Angraecum conchiferum Lindl.
Protologue : Companion Bot. Mag. 2: 205 (1836)
Information on the genus : Angraecum
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Arachnangraecum conchiferum (Lindl.) Szlach., Mytnik & al.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Angraecum scabripes Kraenzl. (1904)
=Angraecum verrucosum Rendle (1895)
=Mystacidium verrucosum (Rendle) Rolfe (1897)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic erect or straggling herb; roots flattened, verrucose; stems branching, ± flattened, 4-60 cm long, covered with rough black-dotted sheaths; leaves in 2 rows, twisted at base so that they lie in one plane, near stem apex, linear, 3-7x0,5-0,7 cm, apex unequally 2-lobed; inflorescences slender, opposite a leaf, 1-2-flowered; flowers 4-6 cm Ø, white; tepals linear-lanceolate, 20-30x1-3 mm; lip orbicular with a central keel, 9-11x10-11 mm excl. acumen 3-9 mm long; spur slender, 3-5 cm long.
Ecology : Evergreen forest; forests on isolated hills and mountains; sometimes on isolated relict trees, on Xerophyta, on rocks; in deep shade; 800-2400 m alt.
  S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Epiphyte- Ht up to 0.36 m. Alt: up to 1600 m. Distribution: EC, KN, LP, MP, WC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 22: t.852 (1942).
  • Orchids of Southern Africa : 421-422 (1999).

Bibliography other :
  • Kipkoech S. & al. (2020). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Aberdare Ranges Forest, a part of Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot PhytoKeys 149: 22
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