African Plant Database


Angraecum infundibulare Lindl.
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 6: 136 (1862)
Information on the genus : Angraecum
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mystacidium infundibulare (Lindl.) Rolfe (1897)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eichlerangraecum infundibulare (Lindl.) Szlach., Mytnik & al.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb growing in clumps; stems 30-60(-100) cm long, leafy, flattened, usually pendent with apex upturned, with roots among leaves; leaves numerous, narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, 10-22x1,5-4 cm, apex unequally and obtusely 2-lobed; inflorescences protruding through the sheath above the leaf axil, 1-flowered; peduncle 3-7 cm long; flowers white with pale green or yellow tinge; tepals linear-lanceolate, acuminate, 6-8,5x < 1 cm, margins recurved; lip snow white, ovate, 5-8,5x4-6,5 cm, long-apiculate; spur 14-21 cm long, green, funnel-shaped, curved, S-shaped, apical part pendent.
Ecology : Warm forest with high humidity; forest in deep valleys; rain-forest; forest gallery; secondary forest; on branches of Polyscias ferruginea with tree ferns; semi-terrestrial in dense undergrowth; 1150-1400 m alt.
  The largest-flowered Angraecum in mainland Africa.
  Príncipe. Said to have disappeared in Rwanda (Fischer & al., 2010: l.c.).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
 
Map
carte afrique num 43511
 
Record n°43511
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