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Angraecum infundibulare Funnel-Shaped Angraecum

 

Funnel-Shaped Angraecum, Angraecum infundibulare

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Angraecum infundibulare Lindley 1862

Fragrant, Part shade, Hot Fall and Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Funnel-Shaped Angraecum [Lip]

Flower Size 3 1/2" maximum horizontally and 6 to 8" vertically [8.75 cm x 15 to 20 cm]

A large sized, monopodial, hot growing epiphyte from Nigeria, Cameroon, Principe, Congo, Zaire, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya in hot and humid rainforests at elevations of sea leavel to 1350 meters that has an elongated, leafy, terete, somewhat fractifex, rarely branching stem subtended by leaf sheaths and having roots all along the length carrying, thin textured, narrowly oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms on a pendant, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, bracteate, solitary flowered inflorescence occuring in the fall and winter with long-lasting, strongly fragrant, waxy flowers. Because this species has roots that occur all along the long rambling stem in the leaves, it is best potted with a moss pole [as for climbing indoor plants] so the stem can be tied up until the roots can enter the pole.

Synonyms Angorchis infundubularis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Mystacidium infundibulare [Lindl.] Rolfe 1898

 

 

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