Friday, June 5, 2015

Angraecum rutenbergianum

These flowers look similar to the species I recently posted, Angraecum dideri, but both plant and flowers are much smaller.  Like Angraecum dideri, Angraecum rutenbergianum is from Madagascar and prefers cooler temperatures.  The plant grows to 8 cm and the flowers are almost as large as the plant, 5.5 cm with a 12 cm spur or nectary.  The flowers are fragrant at night.  They are held very close to the plant.  My plant is mounted on a piece of cedar and this is the first time I've bloomed it.  The plant is still quite small, barely beyond the seedling stage.

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