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Angraecopsis

Angraecopsis parviflora plate
Angraecopsis parviflora plate from
Southern African epiphytic orchids

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aerangidinae
Alliance:
Genus: Angraecopsis
Kraenzl., 1900
Type Species
Angraecopsis tenerrima


Angraecopsis, abbreviated as Angcps. in horticultural trade, is a genus of the Orchid family (Orchidaceae).

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Madagascar, Comoros and Mascarene Islands

DescriptionEdit

Plants are epiphytes with short leafy stems and small spidery flowers with two pollina.

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require moderate sunlight and warm temperatures. Plants must be watered frequently in the summer and reduced to a daily misting during the winter except for warm winter days. If potted should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants),several pieces of medium fir bark, or sphagnum moss.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after its similarities to the genus Angraecum


Species Edit

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