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Orchid Species: Angraecum magdalenae

Angraecum magdalenae is an orchid species identified by Schltr. & H.Perrier in 1925.
Genus
Angraecum (Angcm.)
Grex
magdalenae
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Schltr. & H.Perrier
Year
1925
ORIGIN: A medium sized, warm to cool growing lithophytic monopodial species found in central Madagascar in areas with a distinct cool, dry season through the winter on or near quartzite boulders in leaf litter around 800 to 2000 meters in altitude.

DESCRIPTION: A medium sized, warm to cool growing lithophytic monopodial species found in central Madagascar in areas with a distinct cool, dry season through the winter on or near quartzite boulders in leaf litter around 800 to 2000 meters in altitude with 6 to 8, short, distichous, fleshy-coriaceous, oblong-ligulate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on a bracteate, .8 to 1.2 [2 to 3 cm] long inflorescence with yellow, rigid, triangular floral bracts that arises from below the first leaf and can have from 1 to 5, fleshy, large, white, enticingly fragrant flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 to 4 inches [7.5 to 10 cm] Spur 4 inches [10 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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 watersystem2 Angraecum Culture with Semi-Hydroponic Techniques by Tom Kuligowski.        "This guest post was written upon my request by Professor Chris Johnson from the University of Utah.  Dr. Johnson has a passion like so many of us: orchids.  This post addresses his issue re... 0
92 angraecum magdalenae 03 Angraecum magdalenae Shows Herself ! by Tom Kuligowski.        Often referred to as the "Queen of the Angraecums"; Angraecum magdalenae can be a phenomenal plant to show off when in full bloom.  Whether a first time bloomer with a single flower or a gro... 0

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