Aeranthes antennophora H. Perrier 1938

Photo by Thibaud Aronson and his Flickr Orchid Photo Page

Flower Closeup

Photo by Jean Claude George

Part shade WarmCoolSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Antenna Aeranthes

Flower Size 6" [15 cm]

Found at elevations around 740 to 1100 meters in the central highlands of Madagascar in moss forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short, erect stem and carrying, 6 to 7, broadly ligulate, very unequally obtusely bilobed leaves that blooms in the summer on a simple or few branched, slender, pendant, 12" [30 cm] long, very loosely, several flowered inflorescence carrying large flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986;Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;