Aerangis arachnopus (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1918

Photo and plant courtesy of Danny Lentz

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Common Name The Spider-Like Column Foot Aerangis

Found in Ghana, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabona and Zaire in evergreen forests or on old citrus trees below elevations of 400 to 1000 meters with 4 to 6, oblanceolate to obovate, rather light green, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves borne in a fan-shape that blooms in the spring on apendant, very slender, to 24" [60 cm] long, fractiflex rhachis, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms *Angraecum arachnopus Rchb. f. 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Angraecum arachnopus; Cultivated Angaecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006

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