Angraecum contains among it's more than two hundred or so species, some of the most magnificent of all orchids. They belong to the subtribe Sarcanthinae and as such, do not posses pseudobulbs but have an ever growing monopodial stem or stems. They are quite varied vegetatively and florally and are adapted to dry tropical woodland habitat and have quite fleshy leaves as a consequence. Tropical Africa and Madagascar contain the majority of the genus with outlying species in southeast Asia.
Below are a few representative species of the genus: