Aeranthes orthopoda Toill.-Gen. 1960 Photo by Ben Berliner and Willow Pond Orchids

Part shadeWarmCoolSummerFall SOMETIMES Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Straight-Footed Aeranthes [column]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

This is a small sized, warm to cool growing, epiphytic species from central Madagascar in high shady rain forests with almost no stem carrying several, unequally obtusely, bilobed leaves that blooms in the fall and sometimes winter on a pendant, wiry, one to few flowered, 12 to 30" [30 to 75 cm] long inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009