Aerangis gracillima (Kraenzl.) J.C.Arends & J.Stewart 1989


Photos by Murielle Simo-Droissart and Her Orchidaceae in Central Africa Website

Full shade HotWarm LATEWinter EARLIER Spring

Common Name The Graceful Aerangis

Flower Size 4.6" [9cm]

Found in Cameroon and Gabon in shady rainforests and in old cocoa plantations at elevations of 470 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short, woody stem carrying 6 to 14, narrowly obovate, dark green, leathery, unequally and acutely to obtusely lobed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on a pendent, to 32" [80 cm] long, 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Angraecum gracillimum Kraenzl.1893; Barombia gracillima (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Baroimbia gracillima; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Barombia gracillima; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 as Barombia gracillima drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992; African Orchids in the wild and cultivation La Croix 1997; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #2 2020 photo fide