AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Sobennikoffia fournieriana (Kraenzl.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 33: 362 (1925).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Angraecum fournierianum Kraenzl., Gard. Chron. 1894(1): 808 (1894).
Description:
Very robust plants leaves numerous, loriform (60-70 cm. x 3-5 cm). Inflorescences longer than the leaves. Sepals and petals equal, oblong- acuminate (43 x 12.5 mm, generally. Labellum 5 cm long, obovate (nearly square when flattened), infundibuliform with the spur oriface, trilobed in front, the lateral lobes rounded, the median lobe very narrow and acuminate, the base provided with a keel above; spur sub compressed, nearly straight, equal to the labellum or slightly longer. Column very short. Anther retuse and biapiculate apically; pollina obovate-triangular, furrowed behind, cauda very wide, short; retinacle wide and transverse. Pedicel much longer than the spur.
Habitat:
Cultivation:
As given for the genus.
Distribution:
Madagascar
References:
WCSP (2017). 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 15.03.2017; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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