Angraecum affine Schltr.
  • Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 19 (1905) 

Notes: Distribution: WC. Trop. Africa to Uganda

General Description

A pendent or scandent epiphyte with sigmoid stems 15–25 cm. long, 3 mm. in diameter. Leaves ligulate-oblanceolate, unequally obliquely roundly bilobed at the apex, 10–15.7 cm. long, 1.3–2.1 cm. wide, twisted at the base and articulated to leaf-sheaths 1.5–2 cm. long. Inflorescences 1–several, 3–7 cm. long, 3–4-flowered; peduncle 2.2–2.8 cm. long; bracts ovate, acuminate, 4–5 mm. long. Flowers white; pedicel and ovary 12–13 mm. long, emerging 4–6 mm. above the axil of the bract. Sepals lanceolate, acute or acuminate, 9–14 mm. long, 2–4.7 mm. wide. Petals obliquely lanceolate, acute, 9–11.2 mm. long, 2–3.9 mm. wide. Lip concave, lanceolate, acuminate, 8–10.5 mm. long, 4–5.7 mm. wide, with a longitudinal linear callus in the basal part of the lip; spur cylindrical, slightly dilated at the base and apex, 18–24 mm. long. Column 1.5–1.7 mm. long.


HAB. In rain-forest; 1500–1600 m.


Uganda Impenetrable Forest, Apr. 1948, Purseglove 2668!


in E.J. 38: 19 (1905).

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa East Tropical Africa Uganda
  • West-Central Tropical Africa Cameroon
  • Congo
  • Gabon
  • Gulf of Guinea Is.
  • Zaire


  • 1 Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon. Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • 2 Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 3 Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

 Information From

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa. Published on the Internet;
WCS higher taxonomy
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