Angraecum chimanimaniense G. Will.

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Synonyms: Angraecum sp. (Ball 412) of Ball, Southern African Epiphytic Orchids: 60, 1978
Angraecum sp. no. 1 sensu Grosvenor (1976)
Common names:
Status: Native
A handsome epiphyte or lithophyte with large single flowers per inflorescence.
Notes: It is not an easily cultivated species with short-lived flowers. It is rare and occurs in small subpopulations.
Derivation of specific name: chimanimaniense: of the Chimanimani mountains
Habitat: In riverine forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1800 m (approx)
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mountains and a few other locations elsewhere in the Eastern Highlands (Vumba, Stapleford).
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte.
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Endangered
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Ball, J.S. (1978). Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. Conservation Press, Johannesburg. Pages 60 - 61. as Angraecum sp. (Ball 412) (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 166.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 78. As Angraecum sp. no. 1

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 372 - 378. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 128.

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.

Williamson, G. (1996). A new species of Angraecum (Orchidaceae) from South Central Africa Kew Bulletin 51(3) Pages 557 - 559. Protologue (Includes a picture).

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

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Angraecum chimanimaniense., retrieved 11 December 2023

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