African Plant Database


Angraecum minus Summerh.
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : Kew Bull. 264 (1958); Kew Bull. 13: 257-281 (1958)
Information on the genus : Angraecum
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb, pendent, with numerous slender elongated roots amongst leaves; stem ± 2-edged, 6-15 cm long; leaves distichous, well-spaced, coriaceous, strap-shaped, 4-10x0,4-1 cm, apex unequally and roundly 2-lobed; inflorescences along the stem, axillary, 2,5-10 cm long, 1-3-flowered; flowers greenish or yellowish; tepals lanceolate, acuminate, 8-12x1-2 mm; lip narrowly elliptic, acuminate, 8-10x2,5-3 mm, with a raised keel along centre in lower half; spur filiform, S-shaped, 15-20 mm long.
Ecology : Dense moist forest; rain-forest; in shrub layer on inselbergs; on low bushes and trees over a river on exposed areas; on old coffee trees, Dialium pachyphyllum, Pavetta sp.; on cocoa and lemon trees near villages; 500-2100 m alt.
  Closely resembling A. multinominatum.
  In Tanzania without locality. Bioko/Fernando Poo.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1998). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[2]: 370-371

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 116
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 43468
 
Record n°43468
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