African Plant Database

Angraecopsis amaniensis Summerh.
Protologue : Bot. Mus. Leafl. Harvard Univ. 11: 259 (1945)
Information on the genus : Angraecopsis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Coenadenium amaniense (Summerh.) Szlach.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Angraecopsis tenuicalcar Summerh. (1945)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb, dwarf; aerial roots many, flattened, conspicuous, in a large mat, clinging close to the bark of host tree; stem < 5 mm long; leaves 1-4, linear, ± fleshy, greyish-green, 1-4x0,3-0,5 cm, sometimes deciduous in dry season; inflorescences several, slender, pendent, 3-20 cm long, 10-20-flowered; flowers along the rachis, in 2 rows, star-shaped, scented, 7-10 mm Ø, opening from tip of raceme first; lateral sepals linear, 7-9x1 mm; petals lanceolate, 3-4x1,5 mm; lip 3-lobed, side lobes very small, mid lobe linear, to 4 mm long; spur cylindrical, curved, 7-13 mm long.
Ecology : Forest; evergreen forest; shady moisture forests; lithophytic forest; Brachystegia woodland in high rainfall areas; also in conifer plantations; often in large clumps on tree trunks and large branches, on Podocarpus, etc.; in deep shade; occasionally on rocks; locally common; 750-2300 m alt.
  The smallest species in the genus. Very similar to A. breviloba.
  One of the first colonisers of exotic trees.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1998). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[2]: 398,400
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