African Plant Database

Angraecum calceolus Thouars
Protologue : Hist. Orchid. 1: 78 (1822) 
Information on the genus : Angraecum
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Macroplectrum calceolus (Thouars) Finet (1907)
 Mystacidium calceolus (Thouars) Cordem. (1895)
 Epidorchis calceolus (Thouars) Kuntze (1891)
 Aerobion calceolus (Thouars) Spreng. (1826)
 Aeranthes calceolus (Thouars) S. Moore (1877)
 Epidorkis calceolus (Thouars) Kuntze
 Gomphocentrum calceolus (Thouars) Szlach., Mytnik & al.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Epidorkis carpophora (Thouars) Kuntze
=Angraecum carpophorum Thouars (1822)
=Epidorchis carpophora (Thouars) Kuntze (1891)
=Mystacidium carpophorum (Thouars) Cordem. (1895)
=Angraecum anocentrum Schltr. (1899)
=Angraecum guillauminii H. Perrier (1950)
=Angraecum paniculatum Frapp. ex Cordem. (1895)
=Angraecum patens Frapp. (1895)
=Angraecum laggiarae Schltr. (1918)
=Angraecum rhopaloceras Schltr. (1925)
=Gomphocentrum guillauminii (H. Perrier) Szlach., Mytnik & al.
=Gomphocentrum laggiarae (Schltr.) Szlach., Mytnik & al.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb, erect, sometimes forming clumps; stem woody, to 10 cm long, with numerous roots; leaves numerous, ligulate, pseudo-petiolate, 17-22x1,5-2,5 cm, apex very unequally 2-lobed; inflorescences simple or paniculate with up to 5 branches, 15-30 cm long, each branch several-flowered; flowers widely spaced, yellow-green; tepals ovate-lanceolate, acute, 7-8x2-4 mm; lip ovate, acuminate, 7x3 mm; spur slender, 12 mm long.
Ecology : Coastal forest; on shrubs and trees; 30-100 m alt.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Epiphyte; Humid, Subhumid; Woodland, Forest, Inselberg/Rock Face; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m; distribution: Africa. Seychelles, Mascarenes, Comoros,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1998). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[2]: 373
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see under chg
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 43499
Record n°43499
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