Aerangis hologlottis (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911 Photo by Bob Campbell ,

Part SunHot Winter

Common Name The One Piece Lip Aerangis [refers to the fact that there are no side lobes to the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Sri Lanka on small tree branches in coastal forests at elevations of sealevel to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short woody stem enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths with the newer ones carrying 2 to 6, close set, dark green, linear to narrowly oblong-ligulate, often falcate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter on one to several, arising below the leaves, erect, spreading to pendant, racemose, 7" [17.5 cm] long, 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Angraecum hologlottis Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the wild and Cultivation LaCroix 1997; Flora Zambeziaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo fide;