African Plant Database


Angraecum sanfordii P. J. Cribb & B. J. Pollard
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : Kew Bull. 57: 653 (2002)
Information on the genus : Angraecum
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stem pendent, leafy, 8-25 cm long, with roots opposite leaves below; leaves oblong-obovate, 6,5-17 x 1,3-2,7 cm, coriaceous, apex unequally and roundly 2-lobed; inflorescences borne above nodes, 1-2-flowered, 4-7 cm long; peduncle wiry; flowers white; pedicel and ovary c. 1,2 cm long; tepals linear-lanceolate, acuminate, 2-3x0,3 cm; lip lanceolate, 1,9-2,7x0,3 cm; with callus in throat raised; spur erect-ascending, cylindrical, 3,5-5,3 cm long.
Ecology : Forest; 800-2000 m alt.
  Resembling A. reygaertii, A. angustum.
  Known from few localities. First collected in 1968 (Sanford 550/65), described in 2002. Threatened in nature by clearance of forest for plantation agriculture and timber.
 
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
 
Map
carte afrique num 43606
 
Record n°43606
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