African Plant Database


Angraecopsis trifurca (Rchb. f.) Schltr.
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Information on the genus : Angraecopsis
Basionym : Aeranthes trifurcus Rchb. f.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mystacidium trifurcum (Rchb. f.) T. Durand & Schinz
 Listrostachys trifurca (Rchb. f.) Finet
 Aeranthes trifurcus Rchb. f.
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Mystacidium thouarsii Finet
=Angraecopsis thouarsii (Finet) H. Perrier
=*Angraecopsis comorensis Summerh.
=*Angraecopsis thouarsii auct.
=Aeranthes trifurcata Rchb. f.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic or lithophytic herb; roots slightly hairy; stem to c. 1 cm long; leaves 4-5, linear, falcate, 12-21 x c. 1 cm, twisted at base so that they lie in one plane; inflorescence 7-8 cm long, 4-8-flowered; peduncle 6 cm long; flowers deep cream to light brown; tepals obovate, 2,5-6,8x1-1,8 mm; lip 4-6,5 mm long, 3-lobed in basal half, side lobes slightly shorter than mid-lobe; spur 13-16 mm long, slender, incurved.
Ecology : Evergreen rain-forest; in very shady moist places on trees or mossy rocks along streams or at waterfalls; 1000-1450 m alt.
  Collections from Zambia previously referred to A. trifurca are now considered to belong to A. gassneri (Cribb & al. in Lindleyana 17: l.c.).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 46796
 
Record n°46796
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