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Angraecum breve?

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Chuck-NH, Aug 30, 2021.

  1. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    This was a plant I purchased as Angraecum breve, but seems like I see a lot of contradictory photos of this species and haven’t found a good key for it online. I’ve received one good suggestion that it might be A. drouhardii. Are any of the Angraecum experts on this forum still active? Would like to hear your suggestions .

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    Sabinchen Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm.... I am not an expert, but it looks like my Angraecum didieri
     
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    Chris.c147 Well-Known Member

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    Angraecum elephantinum?

    Whatever it is, it's stunning!
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Thanks…I’ve also had drouhardii suggested. It seems there are lots of Angraecum species out there that are big and showy and yet there always seems to be confusion over the names. I need to find a good key or text…any suggestions?
     
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    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    Do you have Angraecoid Orchids : Species from the African Region? It is a good one for descriptions. I have it but don't use it if you don't have it.
     
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    Chuck, the warty roots, linear leaves on a short stem, with proportionately large flowers, looks to me to be Angraecum rutenbergianum, which is a lithophyte.

    Angcm. didieri
    has long stems, broad, flat leaves; see Angraecum didieri

    Angcm. elephantinum also has short stems with narrower linear leaves and is an epiphyte.

    I have been lucky enough to see all of these 3 species in Madagascar.

    I hope that helps.

    Gary
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    I may take you up on that …I have a fair amount of texts on Pleurothallids, Dendrobium and Bulbophyllum, but nothing on Angraecoids.
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    thank you Gary! I theoretically have all three of those species, so I will look more closely!
     
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    Sounds good! I will dig it out and send it next week.
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much!