Aeranthes ecalcarata H.Perrier 1938 GROUP 5

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Side View of Flower

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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; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;