Angraecum cultriforme Summerh.

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Angraecum cultriforme

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Levasflor Concession, Sofala.

Angraecum cultriforme

Photo: Bart Wursten
Levasflor Concession, Sofala.

Angraecum cultriforme

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Forested slope of Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Angraecum cultriforme

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope of Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Angraecum cultriforme

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope of Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Angraecum cultriforme

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Clouds Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Angraecum cultriforme

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Near Nhago Camp, Coutada 12

Angraecum cultriforme

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhago Camp, Coutada 12

Angraecum cultriforme

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhago Camp, Coutada 12

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Status: Native
Description:
Pendent, low-level epiphytic herb with an elongated stem, up to 20 cm long. Leaves along the stem, twisted to lie in one plane, thinly textured, very acutely, unevenly two-lobed at the apex. Inflorescences leaf-opposed along the stem, usually single-flowered, a second flower normally aborting. Flowers straw-coloured, fading to orange. Sepals and petals narrowly lanceolate. Lip usually uppermost, boat-shaped, acuminate. Spur 1.5 - 2.5 cm, somewhat swollen near the apex.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: cultriforme: knife-shaped, probably referring to the leaves.
Habitat: In riverine thicket and evergreen forest.
Altitude range: Up to 700 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
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Content last updated: Sunday 13 September 2015
Literature:

Ball, J.S. (1978). Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. Conservation Press, Johannesburg. Pages 56 - 57. (Includes a picture).

Cribb, P.J. (1989). Orchidaceae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 498.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 78.

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 374.

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 31 - 32. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 239.

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Pages 422 - 423. (Includes a picture).

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.

Morris, B. (1970). Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi The Society of Malawi Pages 87 - 88.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 117.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 126 - 127. (Includes a picture).

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Page 18. (Includes a picture).

Summerhayes, V.S. (1958). African orchids XXVI Kew Bulletin 13(2) Pages 272 - 273. Protologue

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Page 180.

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Flora of Mozambique: Angraecum cultriforme
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Angraecum cultriforme
African Plant Database: Angraecum cultriforme
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Angraecum cultriforme
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Angraecum cultriforme
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Angraecum cultriforme
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Angraecum cultriforme
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Angraecum cultriforme
JSTOR Plant Science: Angraecum cultriforme
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Angraecum cultriforme
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Angraecum cultriforme
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Angraecum cultriforme
Plants of the World Online: Angraecum cultriforme
The Plant List (version 1.1): Angraecum cultriforme
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Wikipedia: Angraecum cultriforme


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Angraecum cultriforme.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118580, retrieved 22 September 2019

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