Aerangis confusa J.Stewart 1979 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Fragrant Deep shadeWarm CoolSpring Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Confused Aerangis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Kenya and Tanzania at elevations of 1600 to 2100 meters in shady locations low down on tree trunks of small trees and bushes as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with an erect to curved woody stem carrying 3 to 12, obovate or oblanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, widest at the apex, dark green with black spoted leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on an axillary, spreading to pendant, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, 4 to 10 flowered, 2 ranked inflorescence carrying gardenia scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 9 1984 photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the wild and cultivation La Croix 1997 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016