Angraecum bicallosum H.Perrier

"Angraecum bicallosum H.Perrier was first found in northern Madagascar. This species grows on trees in the forest, where moss is found in Montagne d'Ambre (Mount Amber) in northern Madagascar at an altitude of about 1000 m above sea level. This is the native species of the island"

Angraecum bicallosum H.Perrier, Notul. Syst. (Paris) 7: 111 (1938).

Angraecum bicallosum
Angraecum bicallosum
Angraecum bicallosum
Angraecum bicallosum H.Perrier, Photos Natiora Hanitriniala Madagascar 



Synonym Name: 

No synonyms are recorded for this name.

English Name:

The Two Calli Angraecum (refers to the 2 small, obscure calli at the entrance to the spur)


The epiphytes have branched, slightly flattened stems with short, elliptical, deep and unequal flower clusters, the leaves are essentially clustered, blooming in late spring to fall at the axillary, very short, cluster Single envelope flower is completely from 3 to 4, green. sheaths and one folded, similar green bracts.


In northern Madagascar


On mossy, lichen rich forests on tree trunks at elevations around 1000 m.

Flowering times:

Blooming in November, which is spring south of the equator.


Plants may be grown in shallow, well-drained containers or mounted on tree-fern slabs. Mounted plants need high humidity, however, and during hot, dry weather they may need several waterings a day. If it is difficult to keep mounted plants moist enough, they may be grown in a shallow pot or basket filled with a very open, fast-draining medium that has excellent drainage, is well aerated, and allows the medium to dry fairly rapidly after watering. Growers generally use medium-sized fir bark or shredded tree-fern fiber and add varying amounts of chunky perlite and/or chopped sphagnum moss to keep the medium open and retain some moisture. Including charcoal in the mix also holds the medium open and prevents souring in the pot. Plants should be repotted immediately if the medium starts to break down or whenever the plant outgrows its container. 




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