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Angraecum leonis Meaning Leon's Angraecum


Meaning Leon's Angraecum, Angraecum leonis


Angraecum leonis [Rchb.f]Veitch 1891

Fragrant, Partial, sun, Hot Spring , Fall

Common Name or Meaning Leon's Angraecum [Leon Humblot - French Orchid Collector in Madagascar and the Comoros Islands 1800's]

Flower Size 3" long 2 to 3" in Diameter [7.5 x 5 to 7.5 cm]

Found in the Comoros Islands as a medium sized, hot growing fan-shaped epiphyte at an altitude of 200 to 1200 meters on the island of Madagascar with a short, stout stem with 4 to 5, distichous, narrowly ensiform, spreading, falcate, flattened, fleshy-coriaceous leaves that blooms in the winter on 1 to 2, axillary, racemes that have an erect or suberect, stout, bracteate, shorter inflorescence arising from the second or third leaf base, with 1 to 7, fragrant, long-lasting flowers. I grow mine in a wood slat basket with fenrock as a medium, and with bright semi direct light, frequent spring-summer waterings and a drier winter.

Synonyms *Aeranthes leonis Rchb.f 1885; Aeranthus leonis Rchb.f; Angraecum humblotii Rchb.f 1885; Angraecum leonii [Rchb.f]Andre` 1885; Macroplectrum humblotii Finet 1907; Macroplectrum leonis [Rchb.f] Finet 1907; *Mystacidium leonis Rolfe 1904