Angraecum Alliance

(pronounced: an-GRAY-cum)

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A large group of monopodial genera distributed, with the exceptions of Campylocentrum and Dendrophylax, throughout Africa, Madagascar, the islands of the Indian Ocean, and, with one outlier, Sri Lanka. Campylocentrum is found in Central America southward into tropical South America and Dendrophylax is found from Central America across the islands of the Caribbean and into southern Florida with a single species — Florida’s famous Ghost Orchid, Dendrophylax lindenii. Angraecum, Aerangis, Aeranthes, and Jumellea are most commonly encountered in cultivation and Darwin’s orchid, Angraecum sesquipedale, is perhaps the quintessential angraecoid.

Care & Culture Sheet

A detailed Care & Culture Sheet for the genus can be found by clicking the link(s) below or scanning the QR Code; however, this sheet may not be representative of all plants in this alliance or genus.