Angraecum eburneum

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Angraecum eburneum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandaeae
Subtribe: Angraecinae
Alliance: Angraecum
Genus: Angraecum
Species: A. eburneum
Binomial name
Angraecum eburneum
Bory (1804)
Synonyms
  • Limodorum eburneum (Bory) Willd. (1805)
  • Angorchis eburnea (Bory) Kuntze (1891)

Angraecum eburneum is a species of orchid. Their common name the "comet orchid".They generally grow up to 2 meters in height and grows 10 to 15 flowers per plant. They are native to Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Mauritius, Kenya, and Tanzania.[1]

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The white and green flower is 7.5 cm in size and is said to give off a pleasant smell.[1] Flowering begins in early winter and takes several months.[2]

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