Angraecum breve

Family: Orchidaceae

Countries: Madagascar

Angraecum breve is a mini miniature Angraecum species that is endemic to Madagascar.  This tiny, epiphytic orchid hails from the Tsaratanana massif – a mountainous region, in Northern Madagascar.  Angraecum breve is a wild plant, from a wonderful area of the planet, which has been under threat from orchid collectors.  Sadly, the plants in this area have suffered due to human activities, destruction, and climate change.

Angraecum breve is an epiphyte – plants grow upon other plants.  This mini orchid species grows on the branches and trunks of trees, found at around 1800 meters above sea level.

This is a very slow growing orchid.  Angraecum breve grows in cooler temperatures and thrives in very humid conditions.  Plants produce magnificent white flowers that feature exceptionally long nectaries, which hang down rather decoratively, extending far beneath the plant.

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