Aerangis distincta J.L. Stewart & la Croix 1987 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Angle Photo by Patricia Harding

FragrancePart shadeWarmTo CoolWinter and SpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Distinct Aerangis

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Malawi, Central Africa in riverine and evergreen forests at elevations of 650 to 1750 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing, epiphytic, monopodial species found on tree trunks and small branches, with a woody, short stem carrying several [3 to 12], lying in a single plane, narrowly triangular, held in a fan, deeply bilobed apically, dark olive green leaves spotted with black that has 2 to 5 scented flowers on a pendant, 11" [27.5 cm] long inflorescence with the 2 to 5 flowers held below the leaves. This species does well mounted, kept in moderate shade, in cool to warm temperatures and will flower either in the winter or the spring and early summer depending on where the plant was collected.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; A Culture Manual for Angraecoid Orchid Growers Hillerman 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 3 1996; African Orchids in the wild and in Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide; 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, Campbell 2006 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;