Angraecopsis amaniensis Summerh.

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Angraecopsis amaniensis

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c. 4 km East of Forest Lodge, Luwawa, South Viphya.

Angraecopsis amaniensis

Photo: Gary Brown
Road to Luwawa Forest Lodge close to junction with M1, South Viphya.

Angraecopsis amaniensis

Photo: Gary Brown
Road to Luwawa Forest Lodge close to junction with M1, South Viphya.

Angraecopsis amaniensis

Photo: Smith
Road to Luwawa Forest Lodge close to junction with M1, South Viphya.

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Synonyms: Angraecopsis tenuicalcar Summerh.
Common names:
Status: Native
Dwarf epiphytic herb, virtually stemless. Leaves 2-5, fleshy, blue-green, growing from a mass of radiating roots. New leaves often just developing at the time of flowering. Inflorescences up to 12 cm long, many-flowered, all flowers poining more or less to one side. Flowers, c. 9 mm across, cream to yellow-green, sweetly scented. Spur up to 12 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: amaniensis: of Amani, a German Botanical Reseach Station in Tanzania, where the type was collected.
Habitat: High rainfall Brachystegia woodland and evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 750 - 1620 m
Flowering time:Apr - May
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: C,S
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 6 September 2019

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Angraecopsis amaniensis., retrieved 24 June 2024

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