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Angraecum caulescens Stem Forming Angraecum

 

Stem Forming Angraecum, Angraecum caulescens

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Angraecum caulescens Thouars 1822 SECTION Gomphocentrum Garay

Full Shade WarmCool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Stem Forming Angraecum [refers to the branching habit]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Mauritius, Reunion and Madagascar in moist forests at medium? elevations as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, woody stem with greyish elongated roots and carrying to 10, dark green, undulate, ligulate, narrowing towards the base to appear petiolate, very unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a unbranched, arising from below the leaves, 3.2 to 4.8" [8 to 12 cm] long, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with very small bracts.

Similar to A calceolus but differs in it's non-branching inflorescence and smaller flowers and from A multifolrum by it's longer single inflorescence and shorter stem.

Synonyms Aerobion caulescens (Thouars) Spreng. 1826; Epidorchis caulescens (Thouars) Kuntze 1891; Mystacidium caulescens (Thouars) Ridl. 1885;

 

 

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