Angraecum eichlerianum

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Angraecum eichlerianum Kraenzl.

Orchidaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: shade   10

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: orchid-shaped
Fruit: not specified

134B / 229143 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Orchidales

Angraecum eichlerianum is a climber.

Naming

Angraecum eichlerianum was described by Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Kraenzlin. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Angraecum eichlerianum is a species in the genus Angraecum which contains approximately 225 to 240 species and belongs to the family of the Orchidaceae (Orchid Family). The type species of the genus is Angraecum eburneum.

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Angraecum eichlerianum is evergreen. The leaves are simple. They are linear with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Angraecum eichlerianum produces green orchid-shaped flowers from June to August.


Root System

Distribution

Angraecum eichlerianum is native to Cameroun, Nigeria, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a shady situation. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

The ornamental value of Angraecum eichlerianum lies especially in its fragrance.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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