Angraecum pusillum Lindl.

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Synonyms: Angraecum burchellii Rchb. f.
Angraecum sp. (Ball 1065)
Common names:
Status: Native
Dwarf epiphytic herb with a short stem, up to 10 mm. Leaves 4-6, forming a fan, linear, 5.5-12 cm. Inflorescences several, 5-10 cm, arising from the base of the plant. Flowers yellow-green or white, 3-5 mm in diameter. Sepals and petals ovate. lip c. 1.5 mm, very concave. Spur c. 1.1 mm, saccate.
Notes: Note: Although most records of this species from Chimanimani have yellowish green flowers, specimens from South Africa all have white flowers. Therefore, this species seems to differ from A. minus mainly in size of the plant and the flowers. See note 5 for comparison of measurements.
Derivation of specific name: pusillum: insignificant, small, weak
Habitat: In shady places in forest.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mountains, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 22 March 2007

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) Page 371.


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African Plant Database: Angraecum pusillum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Angraecum pusillum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Angraecum pusillum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Angraecum pusillum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Angraecum pusillum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Angraecum pusillum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Angraecum pusillum
Ispot Southern Africa : Angraecum pusillum
JSTOR Plant Science: Angraecum pusillum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Angraecum pusillum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Angraecum pusillum
Tropicos: Angraecum pusillum
West African Plants database: Angraecum pusillum

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 pusillum., retrieved 8 December 2016

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