Aeranthes antennophora H. Perrier 1938 Photo by Jean Claude George

Part shadeHot TO WarmSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Antenna Aeranthes

Flower Size 6" [15 cm]

Found at elevations around 1000 meters in the central highlands of Madagascar in moss forests as a small sized, hot to warm 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