Aeranthes schlechteri Bosser 1970 Photo by Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

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Common Name or Meaning Schlechter's Aeranthes [German Orchid Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in northern Madagascar in deciduous and semi-deciduous forests on twigs and small branches at elevations of 90 to 1250 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short to almost no stem carrying 4 to 6, in a broad fan, ligulate, leathrey, stiff, deep green, glossy, very unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late summer on a very slender, 9.6 to 14.4" [24 to 36 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a few sheaths.

Synonyms Neobathiea gracilis Schltr. 1925; Neobathiea sambiranoensis Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Neobathiea gracilis drawing ok and N sambiranoensis; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide