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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Angraecum

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae

About 200 species (Africa, Madagascar and Mascarene Islands, Sri Lanka), of which 11 are native to southern Africa. An additional seven species are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Angraecum calceolus

Recorded from Mozambique.


Angraecum chamaeanthus

Angraecum chimanimaniense

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Angraecum conchiferum

Angraecum cultriforme

Angraecum humile

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Angraecum minus

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Angraecum pusillum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Angraecum sacciferum

Angraecum stella-africae

Angraecum stolzii

Recorded from Mozambique.


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Angraecum costatum

Native to Réunion.


Angraecum cultriforme

Native to tropical Africa.


Angraecum cucullatum

Native to Madagascar.


Angraecum eburneum

Native to Madagascar.


Angraecum erectum

Native to tropical Africa.


Angraecum sesquipedale

Native to Madagascar.


Angraecum striatum

Native to Madagascar.