Aerangis carnea J.Stewart 1979

Another Flower Angle Photos courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretumMendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

Full shadeWarmColdSpringSummer

Common Name The Flesh Colored Aerangis

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

This species occurs in Northern Malawi and Southern Tanzania in submontane and riverine forests on trunks, branches and twigs at elevations of 1300 to 1900 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte in deep shade and high humidity with a short stem carrying several, dark green, oblanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, acute leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on a spreading to pendant, axillary, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, slightly fractiflex, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence carrying pink tinged to salmon colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 #7 1993 drawing fide; African Orchids In the wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide