April 11, 2013

Angraecum urschianum

Angraecum urschianum is a tiny species from Madagascar.  The plant is only a couple of centimeters tall with flowers that are as large as the plant and a flower spur or nectary that is huge for the size of the flower, nearly 15 cm in length.  The flowers are probably pollinated by a night-flying moth with a tongue long enough to reach the nectar in the bottom of the spur.  My plant is a seedling blooming for the second time.

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