Aerangis modesta [Hkr.]Schlechter 1914

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Common Name or Meaning The Modest Aerangis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

A small sized, Madagascan and Comoran species that occurs at altitudes of 100 to 1700 meters as an hot to cool growing epiphyte with 6" [15 cm] or shorter stems carrying obovate, fleshy-coriaceous, bilobed apically leaves and blooms in the spring to early summer on a to 20" [50 cm] long, pendant inflorescence with 6 to 15 well spaced, waxy, fragrant minty scented, long-lived flowers, often with the apical flower opening first and being the largest .

Synonyms Aerangis crassipes Schlechter 1918 ; Aerangis modesta O.Ktze. 1914; Angorchis modesta (Hook. f.) Kuntze 1891; *Angraecum modestum Hkr. 1883; Angraecum sanderianum Rchb.f 1888; Rhaphidorhynchus modestus (Hook. f.) Finet 1907; Rhaphidorhynchus modestus var. sanderianus (Rchb. f.) Poiss. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 8 1986 photo fide; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; A Culture Manual for Angraecoid Orchid Growers Hillerman 1992 photo fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #6 2017 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;