Angraecum conchiferum Lindl.

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Angraecum conchiferum

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Below the hut, Chimanimani Mts.

Angraecum conchiferum

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Angraecum conchiferum

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

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Synonyms: Angraecum scabripes Kraenzl.
Angraecum verrucosum Rendle
Common names:
Status: Native
Epiphytic herb with an elongated, often branched stem, up to 60 cm long. Leaves alternate, along the apical parts of the stem, dark green, 4-6 cm long, linear. Inflorescences leaf-opposed, 1-2 flowered. Flowers white and green, the lip often uppermost. Petals and sepals linear-lanceolate, c. 3 cm long. Lip subcircular, very concave with a long thin pointed apex. Spur tapering, 3-5 cm long.
Derivation of specific name: conchiferum: shell-bearing, referring tho the shape of the lip in this species.
Habitat: In montane evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1600 - 1900 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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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 238. (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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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 conchiferum., retrieved 30 May 2016

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