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Angraecum distichum 2-Rowed Angraecum


2-Rowed Angraecum, Angraecum distichum


Angraecum distichum Lindl. 1836

Fragrant, Deep shade, Hot TO Cool Spring Summer, FallWinter

Common Name or Meaning The 2-Rowed Angraecum refers to the ranking of the leaves opposite each other

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Siera Leone, Togo, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Central African Republic, Gabon, Cameroon, Zaire, Rwanda, Uganda and Angola on large trees in rain forests as a miniature to small sized, hot and humid growing, Lockhartia-like epiphyte from elevations of 200 [1400] to 1600 meters with leafy stems that form large clumps and carrying distichous, falcately oblong-elliptic, bilaterally compressed leaves that blooms on a very short, axillary, solitary flowered inflorescence with a long-lived, small, fragrant flower occuring at any time of the year on new leaves and most often more than one. Cuttings can be made of side branches as they will root out quickly if potted in a standard bark mix with high humidity and fairly heavy shade.

Synonyms Aeranthes distichus (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1864; Angraecum imbricatum (Sw.) Schltr. 1918; Angraecum poppendickianum Szlach. & Olszewski 2001; Dolabrifolia disticha (Lindl.) Szlach. & Romowicz 2007; Dolabrifolia poppendickiana (Szlach. & Olszewski) Szlach. & Romowicz 2007; Epidorchis disticha (Lindl.] Kuntze 1891; Limodorum imbricatum Sw. 1805; Macroplectrum distichum (Lindl.) Finet 1907; Mystacidium distichum (Lindl.) Benth. 1881