Aerangis appendiculata (De Wild.) Schltr. 1918

Photo by Margaret Dunseath

Common Name The Appendaged Aerangis

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe in evergreen forests, high rainfall woodlands and in thickets on tree trunks in deep shade at elevations of 1150 to 1850 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or sometimes as a lithophyte in brighter light with a short stem carrying 3 to 4, oblanceolate, fleshy or leathery, dark green leaves often with visible reticulate venation that blooms in the spring on an axillary, pendant, 3 to 6" [7.5 to 15 cm] long, to 10 flowered, slightly fractifex inflorescence carrying gardenia scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016