Angraecum compactum

Family: Orchidaceae

Countries: Africa, Madagascar

Angraecum compactum is an epiphytic, miniature orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar.  This orchid species can be found growing across widespread areas of the country, in a variety of habitats, including humid forests, moist lowland forests, and rocky areas of ground.  In the wild, Angraecum compactum can often be found in evergreen forests, using Philippia as a host plant.

These orchids produce large, white flowers, with long curved nectaries.  Angraecum compactum flowers are fragrant in the evening, which probably helps these orchids to attract their pollinator – night-flying moths.  In their natural environment, in the wild, Angraecum compactum plants usually flower from August to December.

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