Angraecum angustipetalum Rendle

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Notes: Only known in Malawi from two old collections from an area below Mt Mulanje. Most of these areas are now tea plantations and recent attempts to find this species again have been unsuccessful. It is likely that the species no longer exists in Malawi.
Derivation of specific name: angustipetalum: with narrow petals.
Habitat: Unknown for Malawi but elsewhere in evergreen forest.
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Worldwide distribution: Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, DRC and Malawi.
Malawi distribution: S
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Extinct?
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La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Page 374.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 242. (Includes a picture).

Morris, B. (1970). Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi The Society of Malawi Page 84. as Angraecum nr. angustipetalum

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Angraecum angustipetalum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Angraecum angustipetalum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Angraecum angustipetalum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Angraecum angustipetalum
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iNaturalist: Angraecum angustipetalum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Angraecum angustipetalum
JSTOR Plant Science: Angraecum angustipetalum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Angraecum angustipetalum
Plants of the World Online: Angraecum angustipetalum
Tropicos: Angraecum angustipetalum
Wikipedia: Angraecum angustipetalum

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: Angraecum angustipetalum., retrieved 25 February 2024

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