Angraecopsis amaniensis Summerh.

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Angraecopsis amaniensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Angraecopsis amaniensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Angraecopsis amaniensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Angraecopsis tenuicalcar Summerh.
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Status: Native
Dwarf epiphytic herb, virtually stemless. Leaves 2-5, fleshy, blue-green, growing from a mass of radiating roots. New leaves often just developing at the time of flowering. Inflorescences up to 12 cm long, many-flowered, all flowers poining more or less to one side. Flowers, c. 9 mm across, cream to yellow-green, sweetly scented. Spur up to 12 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: amaniensis: of Amani, a German Botanical Reseach Station in Tanzania, where the type was collected.
Habitat: High rainfall Brachystegia woodland and evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 750 - 1660 m
Flowering time:Apr - May
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Malawi
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
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Images last updated: Saturday 29 May 2010

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 398 - 400. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 25 - 26. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 256. (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: Angraecopsis amaniensis., retrieved 23 October 2016

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