Aerangis bouarensis Chiron 1998

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Vincent Droissart and his Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Part shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Bouar Aerangis [A town in Central African Republic]

Flower Size .8" [2 mm]

Found in Cameroon and the Central African Republic at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short, woody stem enveloped closely by old leaf sheath bases and carrying 5 to 6, 2 ranked, fan-shaped, medium green, black dotted above and beneath, oblanceolate, slightly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, to 8" [20 cm] long, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Camobell 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #2 2020 photo fide