African Plant Database

Angraecopsis gracillima (Rolfe) Summerh.
Information on the genus : Angraecopsis
Basionym : Mystacidium gracillimum Rolfe
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mystacidium gracillimum Rolfe (1913)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; roots tomentose, shrouded in a thin layer of moss; stem 1-7 cm long, pendent; leaves 2-10, distichous, twisted to lie in one plane at base, linear, falcate, (6-)15-18x0,7-2 cm, apex obtusely 2-lobed; inflorescence erect, 4-20 cm long, 4-20-flowered; flowers white; tepals elliptic, 2,5-4,5-9x1,6-2,7-5,5 mm; lip 5 mm long, 3-lobed in basal half, side lobes linear, less than 1/2 of length of mid-lobe; spur curved, cylindrical, 2,5-4,5 cm long, pinkish green.
Ecology : Rain-forest; evergreen forest in canopy; on trunks and branches of small trees; 1300-2000 m alt

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1998). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[2]: 396
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 46781
Record n°46781
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