Angraecum stella-africae P.J. Cribb

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Angraecum stella-africae

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Synonyms: Angraecum sp. (Ball 412)
Common names:
Small epiphytic herb. Leaves 3-5.5 cm, 3-4(-6), distichous. Inflorescences 1-2 arising below leaves, 1-flowered. Flowers large and showy, white. Sepals 20-25 mm. Petals 18-20 mm. Spur 12-15 cm, pendent.
Derivation of specific name: stella-africae: Star of Africa.
Habitat: Brachystegia woodland
Altitude range: 1300 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, South Africa
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 13 September 2015

Ball, J.S. (1978). Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. Conservation Press, Johannesburg. Pages 62 - 63. as Angraecum sp. (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 167. as Possibly Extinct (EX?)

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

Johnson, S., Bytebier, B, & Stärker H. (2015). Orchids of South Africa, a Field Guide Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 53. (Includes a picture).

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 378.

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 34 - 35. Protologue (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 240. (Includes a picture).

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Page 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.

McMurtry, D., Grobler,L., Grobler, J. & Burns, S. (2008). Field Guide to the ORCHIDS of Northern South Africa and Swaziland Umdaus Press, PO Box 11059 Hatfield 0028 South Africa Pages 422 - 423. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B. (2007). Angraecum stella-africae P.J. Cribb, The rediscovery of this rare orchid in Zimbabwe Excelsa 21 Pages 37 - 38. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Angraecum stella-africae

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Angraecum stella-africae
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Angraecum stella-africae
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Angraecum stella-africae
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Angraecum stella-africae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Angraecum stella-africae
The Plant List (version 1.1): Angraecum stella-africae
Tropicos: Angraecum stella-africae

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Angraecum stella-africae., retrieved 18 March 2018

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