FZ.38. Angraecum Bory

Description of the genus

Epiphytic, or rarely lithophytic, herbs, without pseudobulbs. Leaves distichous. Inflorescence axillary, usually a raceme, sometimes branched. Flowers white, green or yellow. Sepals and petals free, ± spreading. Lip entire, rarely obscurely 3-lobed, concave, spurred, the base enveloping the column. Pollinia 2.

Derivation of name: Angraecum is the latinised version of the Malayan name, angrek, for epiphytic plants.

Worldwide: 200 species, occurring in tropical Africa, the Mascarenes and Sri Lanka.

Mozambique: 8 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
calceolus ThouarsMS,GI
chamaeanthus Schltr.MSDescription, Image
conchiferum Lindl.MSDescription, Image
cultriforme Summerh.MSDescription, Image
humile Summerh.MSDescription, Image
minus Summerh.MSDescription, Image
sacciferum Lindl.MSDescription, Image
stolzii Schltr.

Other sources of information about Angraecum:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Angraecum
Flora of Malawi: Angraecum
Flora of Zambia: Angraecum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Angraecum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Angraecum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Angraecum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Angraecum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Angraecum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Angraecum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Angraecum
JSTOR Plant Science: Angraecum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Angraecum
Plants of the World Online: Angraecum
Tropicos: Angraecum
Wikipedia: Angraecum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Angraecum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=438, retrieved 17 June 2024

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