Angraecum peyrotii

Family: Orchidaceae

Countries: Africa, Madagascar

Angraecum peyrotii  is a critically endangered orchid species that’s endemic to the Antananarivo Province, in central Madagascar.   Plants grow in a restricted area, in forests, from 1000m to 1500m above sea level.  This orchid species needs our help and protection to survive.  The plant’s habitat is threatened by logging; Angraecum peyrotii is at risk from people who are clearing forests in this area of Madagascar.  This plant has been greatly harmed by human activity and destruction, and like so many other orchids, this orchid species is still over collected in the wild.  Plants are taken from the forests, to provide plants to sell to supply the orchid trade.  We need to help this orchid species survive.  The plants that remain in the wild are experiencing a huge amount of stress, as their growing conditions have been changed, following human activity.  Please think twice before purchasing rare plants like Angraecum peyrotii.  

Angraecum peyrotii is a miniature orchid species.  This is an epiphytic orchid that grows upon trees, in humid forested areas.  Angraecum peyrotii thrives in areas that enjoy soft filtered light.  Plants need very humid growing temperatures and intermediate temperatures.

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