Aeranthes ecalcarata H.Perrier 1938 GROUP 5 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Side View of Flower Photos by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Plant and Flower Photo by Marni Turkel

Part shade Hot to Cool LATESpring EARLY winter

Common Name The Spur-Less Aeranthes

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in central Madagascar at elevations around 800 to 1750 meters on moss and lichen covered tree trunks as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 4 to 6, linear, grass-like leaves that blooms in the late spring through early winter from the stem base, wiry, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 small, distant bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1938/81 drawing; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing/photo ok; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide