Angraecum Pusillum (Dwarf Orchid)

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One of the smallest tree orchids (angraecum pusillum) found on Sibuya – its size is about 5 cm and the size of the flowers is only 3 mm.  Angraecum pusillum is a dwarf orchid.

Photo taken by Chris Ovens

The species distribution is widespread from the southern Cape as far west as Swellendam to Limpopo. The habitat is branches and trunks of trees in deep shade of evergreen forest and scrub, as low as 1 m above the ground.

The small white flowers of Angraecum pusillum grow in several inflorescences from the stem below the leaves. Pusillus means very small in Latin, referring to the flowers.

Flowering happens from spring to early autumn, sometimes all year round.

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