Angraecum sesquipedale Thouars

Christmas Star Orchid

Robust epiphyte. Stem to 1.2 m long. Leaves strap shaped, to 40 cm long, to 7 cm wide, channelled, keeled below, tip notched. Inflorescences to 30 cm long. Flowers 1-4, to 22 cm wide, white; winter. Sepals and petals similar, ovate, pointed, petals slightly shorter and wider. Labellum more or less oblong, obscurely 3-lobed, tip pointed. Spur 25-35 cm long, hanging, slender.


Source: Jeanes, J. (2005). Orchidaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Orchidaceae
genus        Angraecum Bory.