African Plant Database

Angraecum curvipes Schltr.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 21, descr. (1905) 
Information on the genus : Angraecum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Angraecoides curvipes (Schltr.) Szlach., Mytnik & al.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stem to 10 cm long, subdensely leafy; leaves distichous, oblong-ligulate, 1-3x0,4-0,6 cm, apex unequally 2-lobed; inflorescences 1-flowered, ± as long as leaves; flowers greenish yellow; tepals lanceolate, acute, 4 mm long; lip spoon-like, ovate-acuminate, as long as tepals; spur patent, filiform at base, swollen towards apex, twice as long as lip.
Ecology : On trees at river (Ngoko); c. 700 m alt.
  According to Stewart & al. (2006): 84 there are sketches of the plant by Rolfe at Kew. They suggest the species to be allied to A. pyriforme (= sect. Afrangraecum), but smaller. However, Droissart & al. (2006: 20) suggest it to belong to sect. Angraecoides, i.e. near A. moandense (syn.: A. chevalieri), A. egertonii, A. lisowskianum.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 43523
Record n°43523
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