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Angraecum scottianum Scott's Angraecum


Scott's Angraecum, Angraecum scottianum


Angraecum scottianum Rchb.f 1878

Fragrant, Partial sun, Hot, Spring, Summer and EARLY Fall

Common Name Scott's Angraecum [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size To about 4" [to 10 cm]

This small, hot growing epiphyte with subcylydrical to terete leaves comes from the Comoros Islands and is found at an altitude of 350-600 meters in open exposed areas with erect or pendant, elongated, cylindrical stems with 6 to 8, subcylindrical or terete, subulate, bicarinate, canaliculate leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and early fall on a 4" [10 cm] long, axillary, slender, mostly ascending raceme with scarious bracts and fragrant, inverted, waxy, sucessively opening flowers with only one open at a time. They like bright light, steady water and fertilizer and can be tree fern plaque mounted or in small wood slat baskets.

Synonyms Angorchis scottiana [Rchb.f] O.Ktze. 1891; Angraecum reichenbachinum Kraenzl. 1890