Aerangis decaryana H. Perrier 1938

Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Part shade Hot WarmLATESpring Summer

Common Name Decary's Aerangis [French Orchid Enthusiast in Madagascar early 1900's]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in southern and southwestern Madagascar in deciduous, dry forests and scrub at elevations of sealevel to 900 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect, woody stem carrying 2 to 6, narrowly elliptic or ligulate, unequally and shortly bilobed apically, undulate margins, greyish green to dark green, often red tinted leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on several, pendulous, arising below the leaves, reddish brown, 3.2 to 12" [8 to 30 cm] long, 4 to 20 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 4 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 10 1986 photo fide; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drarwing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo good; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;