The genus Angraecum has been created in 1804 by a french botanist, Colonel Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint Vincent.
It counts 210 species today among which approximately 75 % are native of Madagascar.
This diversity makes impossible a general note of culture, although most of the species need a strong hygrometry and a moderate shade.
This genus counts 31 species on the African continent, 21 in Madacascar, 5 in the Comoros and 1 in Reunion. Last one species is observed in various places along the East coast of Africa and in Sri Lanka.
Aerangis luteoalba var. rhodosticta
This genus counts about sixty species today, distributed between East Africa and islands in Indian Ocean.
Madagascar counts the largest number of species with 42 listed to this day
Jumellea recurva (pandurata)
This genus was established by John Lindley in 1824.
About 50 species are now recognized, mostly in Madagascar,several from the nearby islands and two in Africa.
This genus counts today 5 species, only present in Madagascar