Angraecum humile Summerh.

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Angraecum humile

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper Jizira Valley, Mt Gorongosa.

Angraecum humile

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper Jizira Valley, Mt Gorongosa.

Angraecum humile

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper Jizira Valley, Mt Gorongosa.

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Status: Native
High level dwarf epiphyte. Stems elongate, up to 4 cm long. Leaves very small, less than 1 cm long, elliptic to oblanceolate, in two rows along the stem, laterally compressed, overlapping near the base. Inflorescences axillary, short, 2-4-flowered. Flowers white to pale green. Sepals and petals similar, elliptic-oblong. Lip ovate, concave, c. 1.7 mm long. Spur 1.5-2 mm, more or less straight.
Notes: Note: the specimens in the pictures represent the first record for Mozambique.
Derivation of specific name: humile: low-growing or dwarf, referring to the small size of the plant.
Habitat: Occurring in evergreen forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Apr - May
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 1 February 2009

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 6.

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 49.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 378 - 379.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 94.

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Page 21.

Summerhayes, V.S. (1958). African orchids XXVI Kew Bulletin 13(2) Pages 269 - 270. Protologue

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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: Species information: Angraecum humile., retrieved 21 May 2024

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