The plant is a micro-miniature, a little fan of patterned leaves 4 cm (1.5 in.) across. The star-shaped flower is 3 cm (1 in. plus) in size and the spur is over 10 cm long (approx. 4.5 in.) when the flower opens and it is fully uncurled. The sepals are greenish when first open but soon fade to a lovely crystalline white.
Once again I took photos at different stages of the flowers' development. The flower's coiled spur I find particularly charming when it is first tightly curled beneath the flower and then also as it begins to uncurl. Very early on in its development the nectar is already visible in the spur, which is nearly transparent.
Newly Opened Flowers
I received the following note from a friend: "I should tell you that your plant and the others that have come out of Madagascar recently under the name of Angraecum breve don't match the description for the species, so until the taxonomists can work out what this different, wonderful species is, it might be good to include 'cf.' in the name e.g. Angraecum cf. breve or just Angraecum sp. 'breve'."