Angraecum chamaeanthus Schltr.

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Angraecum chamaeanthus

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Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms:
Common names: Guava baby (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tiny epiphytic herb. Leaves 2-6, up to 30 × 5 mm, elliptic, leathery, bright green. Inflorescence, up to 3 cm, 4-10 flowered. Flowers c. 2-2.5 mm in diameter, white, often facing to one side. It is one of the smallest of all African orchids.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: chamaeanthus: derived from: chamai, a dwarf, and anthos, a flower (Greek).
Habitat: Epiphyte in forest, commonly on exotic fruit trees.
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 2200 m
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania south to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 314.

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

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 29 - 30. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 237. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 131.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Angraecum chamaeanthus
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West African Plants database: Angraecum chamaeanthus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Angraecum chamaeanthus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118550, retrieved 1 July 2016

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