African Plant Database

Angraecum pyriforme Summerh.
Protologue : Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 2: 452 (1936)
Information on the genus : Angraecum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stem elongate, 10-30 cm long, with roots and leaves along its length; leaves distichous, narrowly lanceolate-oblong, 2,5-11x0,7-2,2 cm, apex slightly 2-lobed; inflorescences slender, erect, 1(-2)-flowered, 2-4 cm long; flowers yellowish (or greenish) white, often with mauve apices; tepals oblong-lanceolate, 6-13x4-5 mm; lip ovate, acute, 6-8x2-4 mm; spur 10-14 mm long, straight, constricted in middle, apically swollen and blunt, club-shaped.
Ecology : Rain-forest; semi-shaded situations; c. 1450 m alt.
  Known from few locations (Onana & Cheek, 2011: l.c.). Threatened by clearance of forest for conversion to agriculture.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 43534
Record n°43534
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