Angraecum pseudofilicornu

Family: Orchidaceae

Countries: Africa, Madagascar

Angraecum pseudofilicornu is a small sized orchid species that’s endemic to Madagascar.   This orchid can be found growing in verdant green, moss and lichen covered, montane forests, on: Anjozorobe, Analamazaotra, Montagne d’Ambre, Marivorahona, Mantadia, and Moramanga, in the Northern tip of Madagascar.

This orchid species grows as an epiphyte – a plant that grows upon another plant.  This is not a parasitic plant, Angraecum pseudofilicornu doesn’t take any sustenance or nutrients from its host.  The orchid simply uses a host tree (or host plant) to lift the orchid up and improve the plant’s growing conditions; thereby creating better air circulation around the plant’s roots.

Angraecum pseudofilicornu tends to grow far beneath the forest canopy, it’s frequently found occupying shaded positions, low down on its host plant’s tree trunk.  Angraecum pseudofilicornu thrives in a very humid, shaded environment.

Please think carefully before purchasing Angraecum pseudofilicornu; this is a rare orchid species that’s endemic to the Northern tip of Madagascar.  Angraecum pseudofilicornu is currently at risk from logging, slash and burn, habitat destruction, over collection, and climate change.

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