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Angraecum conchiferum Shell-Like Lip Angraecum


Stem Forming Angraecum, Angraecum conchiferum


Angraecum conchiferum Lindl. 1836

Fragrance, Part sun Warm, Cool Spring

Common Name The Shell-Like Lip Angraecum

Flower Size 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm]

Found in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Cape Province, Natal and Transvaal South Africa in forest on isolated hills and mountains at elevations of 800 to 2400 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with flattened roots with a rough warty surface, a flattened often branching stem enveloped by overlapping black spotted leaf sheaths and carrying 2 ranked, towards the apex, linear, unequally bilobed apically, often held in one plane leaves that blooms in the spring on a slender, opposite the leaf, [1 to 1.1" [2.5 to 2.7 cm], 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with nonresupinate, nocturnally jasmine scented flowers

Synonyms Angorchis conchifera (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Angraecum scabripes Kraenzl. 1902; Angraecum verrucosum Rendle 1895; Mystacidium verrucosum (Rendle) Rolfe 1897