Angraecum


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Noun1.Angraecum - genus of tropical Old World epiphytic orchids with showy flowers sometimes grotesqueAngraecum - genus of tropical Old World epiphytic orchids with showy flowers sometimes grotesque
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Orchidaceae, orchid family, Orchidaceae - enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers
angrecum - any of various spectacular orchids of the genus Angraecum having dark green leathery leaves and usually nocturnally scented white or ivory flowers
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Glomeremus orchidophilus - a raspy cricket - made the top 10 list for its distinction of being the only pollinator of the rare and endangered orchid Angraecum cadetii on RAeunion in the Mascarene Archipelago in the Indian Ocean.
A comparable and frequently cited, long-proboscid taxon--but in the Lepidoptera--is the hawk moth Xanthopan morgani praedicta Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 from Madagascar (proboscis length about 25 cm), which pollinates the long-spurred Madagascan star orchid Angraecum sesquipedale Thou.
The star orchid of Madagascar, Angraecum sesquipedale Thou.