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Orchid Species: Angraecum sesquipedale

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Angraecum sesquipedale is an orchid species identified by Thouars in 1822.
Genus
Angraecum (Angcm.)
Grex
sesquipedale
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Thouars
Year
1822
ORIGIN: From the island of Madagascar that is found at altitudes of 100 meters or less on sloping tree trunks and crotches of trees near the seashore and it is consistantly hot and has abundant rainfall year round.

DESCRIPTION: This is a large sized, hot growing species that produces large, waxy, long-lived, fragrant flowers through the winter and is an evergreen epiphyte that needs even water and fertilizer and thrives if given ample air circulation. It has the common name of the 'Comet Orchid'. It has rarely straight, many leafed stems with distichous, ligulate, coriaceous, unequally bilobed apically leaves.

FLOWER SIZE: To 7 inches [to 16.5 cm] Spur to 14 inches [to 35 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Aeranthes Aerth sesquipedalis 1824 (Thouars) Lindl.
Add+ Angraecum Angcm bosseri 1973 Senghas
Add+ Macroplectrum Ma sesquipedale 1889 (Thouars) Pfitzer in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl (eds.)
Add+ Mystacidium Mycdm sesquipedale 1904 (Thouars) Rolfe
Add+ Angorchis Angorchis sesquepedalis 1891 (Thouars) Kuntze
Add+ Macroplectrum Ma bosseri 2013 (Senghas) Szlach.
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Angraecum Culture with Semi-Hydroponic Techniques by Tom Kuligowski.        "This guest post was written upon my request by Professor Chris Johnson from the University of Utah.  Dr. Johnson has a passion like so many of us: orchids.  This post addresses his issue re... 0
Angraecum sesquipedale STUDY by Tom Kuligowski.        I am currently conducting a study regarding the Angcm. sesquipedale flower.  I am looking for anyone that is growing the plant and is expecting it to flower over the next two to three months... 0
Death by Dehydration by Tom Kuligowski.              One of the common ways of killing your orchids is not watering them properly; watering properly takes some time to learn when you’re a beginning hobbyist (as well as some of us that ha... 0
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