Aeranthes angustidens H.Perrier 1938

Photo by Gilles Gruenwald and his Flickr Photo Website

Part shade Warm Summer

Common Name The Narrow Toothed Aeranthes [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in central and eastern Madagascar in forests on tree trunks at elevations around 700 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a very short stem to stemless, elongate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer on a thin, pendent, peduncle short, 25 to 33" [50 to 70 cm] long, branching with age, very loosely 2 to 3 times branched, each branch 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence.


References <W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Criobb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;