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Orchid Species: Angraecum leonis

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Angraecum leonis is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) André in 1885.
Genus
Angraecum (Angcm.)
Grex
leonis
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f.) André
Year
1885
ORIGIN: Found in the Comoros Islands as a medium sized, hot to cool growing fan-shaped epiphyte at an altitude of 200 to 1200 meters on the island of Madagascar.

DESCRIPTION: Found in the Comoros Islands as a medium sized, hot to cool growing fan-shaped epiphyte at an altitude of 200 to 1200 meters on the island of Madagascar with a short, stout stem carrying 4 to 5, distichous, narrowly ensiform, spreading, falcate, flattened, fleshy-coriaceous leaves that blooms in the winter on 1 to 2, axillary, erect or suberect, stout, bracteate, shorter inflorescence arising from the second or third leaf base, with 1 to 7, fragrant, long-lasting flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 long 2 to 3 in diameter inches [7.5 x 5 to 7.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Aeranthes Aerth leonii 1885 Rchb.f.
Add+ Angraecum Angcm humboltii 1885 Rchb.f.
Add+ Aeranthes Aerth leonis 1885 Rchb.f.
Add+ Macroplectrum Ma leonis 1907 (Rchb.f.) Finet
Add+ Mystacidium Mycdm leonis 1904 (Rchb.f.) Rolfe
Add+ Angraecum Angcm humblotii 1894 Rchb.f. ex Rolfe
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Angraecum leonis by Tom Kuligowski. Angraecum leonis, this individual plant is the Madagascar variety; the other variety is from the Comoros Islands and can be more than double the size (see the post dated February 25, 2013, Angraecu... 0
Angraecum leonis (Size Identifies) by Tom Kuligowski.      In August of 2012, the initial post regarding Angraecum leonis was published in the blog.  Since then, I have received numerous emails and questions dealing with the two varieties of Angcm. le... 0
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