Saturday, November 6, 2010

Angraecopsis breviloba

This tiny miniature, related to Angraecum, Aerangis and the other Angraecoids, is from Kenya and Tanzania.  The plant itself is only a couple of cm in size and bears long flower spikes, around 15 cm, that are covered with small, almost transparent greenish white flowers.  The nectar in the spurs is visible in the pictures, indicating how nearly transparent the flowers are.  It seems very adaptable, since even though it is from warmer areas grows well with my cool-growing plants.