African Plant Database


Angraecum pusillum Lindl.
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : Companion Bot. Mag. 2: 205 (1836)
Information on the genus : Angraecum
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lesliegraecum pusillum (Lindl.) Szlach., Mytnik & al.
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Angraecum burchellii Rchb. f.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stems 1-2,5 cm long; leaves 3-10, distichous forming a fan, grass-like, linear, 5-16x0,2-0,5 cm, dark greyish green; inflorescences several from base of plant, 5-10 cm long, of 4-15 flowers along one side; flowers star-like, white, c. 5 mm Ø; tepals lanceolate, 1,2-1,4x0,5-0,7 mm; lip broadly ovate, 1-1,6 mm long and wide, obtuse; spur saccate, c. 1 mm long.
Ecology : Shady forest seasonally moist; scrub; to 1200 m alt.
  S. Africa, Swaziland.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Epiphyte- Ht up to 0.18 m. Alt: 46 - 1435 m. Distribution: EC, KN, LP, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Orchids of Southern Africa : 424 (1999).
 
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
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