Angraecum cultriforme Summerh.

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Angraecum cultriforme

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Levasflor Concession, Sofala.

Angraecum cultriforme

Picture: Bart Wursten
Levasflor Concession, Sofala.

Angraecum cultriforme

Picture: Bart Wursten
Forested slope of Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Angraecum cultriforme

Picture: Bart Wursten
Forested slope of Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Angraecum cultriforme

Picture: Bart Wursten
Forested slope of Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Angraecum cultriforme

Picture: Bart Wursten
Clouds Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Angraecum cultriforme

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Nyago Camp, Coutada 12

Angraecum cultriforme

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Nyago Camp, Coutada 12

Angraecum cultriforme

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Nyago Camp, Coutada 12

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Status: Native
Description:
Pendent, low-level epiphytic herb with an elongated stem, up to 20 cm long. Leaves along the stem, twisted to lie in one plane, thinly textured, very acutely, unevenly two-lobed at the apex. Inflorescences leaf-opposed along the stem, usually single-flowered, a second flower normally aborting. Flowers straw-coloured, fading to orange. Sepals and petals narrowly lanceolate. Lip usually uppermost, boat-shaped, acuminate. Spur 1.5 - 2.5 cm, somewhat swollen near the apex.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: cultriforme: knife-shaped, probably referring to the leaves.
Habitat: In riverine thicket and evergreen forest.
Altitude range: Up to 700 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
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Literature:

Ball, J.S. (1978). Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. Conservation Press, Johannesburg. Pages 56 - 57. (Includes a picture).

Cribb, P.J. (1989). Orchidaceae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 498.

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 374.

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 31 - 32. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 239.

Linder, H.P. & Kurzweil, H. (1999). Orchids of Southern Africa A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, the Netherlands ISBN 90-5410-445-7 Pages 422 - 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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 117.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 126 - 127. (Includes a picture).

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Page 18. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Angraecum cultriforme:

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Flora of Malawi: Angraecum cultriforme
Flora of Mozambique: Angraecum cultriforme
Flora of Zimbabwe: Angraecum cultriforme

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Angraecum cultriforme
African Plant Database: Angraecum cultriforme
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Angraecum cultriforme
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Angraecum cultriforme
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Angraecum cultriforme
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Angraecum cultriforme
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Angraecum cultriforme
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Angraecum cultriforme
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Angraecum cultriforme
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Angraecum cultriforme
Ispot Southern Africa: Angraecum cultriforme
JSTOR Plant Science: Angraecum cultriforme
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Angraecum cultriforme
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Angraecum cultriforme
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Angraecum cultriforme
The Plant List (version 1.1): Angraecum cultriforme
Tropicos: Angraecum cultriforme


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Angraecum cultriforme.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118580, retrieved 15 December 2017

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