African Plant Database


Angraecum chimanimaniense G. Will.
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : Kew Bull. 51(3): 557 (1996)
Information on the genus : Angraecum
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic or lithophytic herb with verrucose roots near base of stem; stem to 15 cm long, sometimes branched; leaves several, distichous, linear, 7-11x0,4 cm, triangular in cross section, punctate above; inflorescence 1-flowered; pedicel and ovary 5 cm long; flowers c. 7 cm Ø, fleshy, white tinged green or straw-coloured; tepals narrowly lanceolate, 3,5-4x0,4-0,6 cm; lip ± ovate, 4x1,6 cm; spur 10-14 cm long, very slender, pendent.
Ecology : Riverine forest; on mossy rocks under Philippia, or low trees in a wooded glen beside a stream (Ball, l.c.); c. 1800 m alt.
  Resembling A. cornigerum Cordem. from Réunion.
  Known only from the Chimanimani Mts.
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 43535
 
Record n°43535
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