Angraecum minus Summerh.

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Angraecum minus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Status: Native
Dwarf epiphyte with up to 4 pairs of leaves arising from a reduced stem (6 mm). The leaves are near linear and up to 50 mm long. One to six inflorescences carrying 6-9 small flowers, arise from the stem below the leaves. The flowers are white with a minute green spur.
Derivation of specific name: minus: very small.
Habitat: A species of evergreen forest and adjacent high rainfall woodland.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Mar
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
Endemic status:
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Ball, J.S. (1978). Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. Conservation Press, Johannesburg. Pages 48 - 49. (Includes a picture).

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

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 78.

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 370 - 371. (Includes a picture).

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 117.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Page 178.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 83.

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

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

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 minus., retrieved 20 May 2024

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