Aerangis gravenreuthii (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918 Photo by Murielle Simo-Droissart and Her Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Full shadeWarm Cool Summer Fall

Common Name Gravenreuth's Aerangis [German orchid enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Gulf of Guinea Islands, Cameroon and the Uluguru mountains Tanzania in deep shade at elevations of 1200 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a woody stem carrying several, distichous, oblanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, lobes acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, pendent, terete, slender, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Aeranthes gravenreuthii Kraenzl. 1893; Angraecum ellisii var. occidentale Kraenzl. 1893; Angraecum stella Schltr. 1906; Mystacidium gravenreuthii (Kraenzl.) Rolfe 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 # 6 1968 photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 as Diaphananthe ovalis drawing fide; African Orchids in the wild and cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing good; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide;