Aerangis hyaloides (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1914

Photo by Egon Krogsgaard


Photo by Eric Hunt

Flower Closeup

Photo by Tony Watkinson and the Western Australia Orchid Society

Part shadeHot TO WarmWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Glossy Aerangis

Flower Size 1/3 to 3/4" [1 to 1.85 cm]

Found in Madagascar in shady locales in moss forests at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters as a miniature hot to warm growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying 2 to 8 closely set, elliptic, unequally bilobed apically, coriaceous, dark glossy green leaves with somewhat erect, racemose, 2 to 2 3/4" [5 to 7 cm] long, inflorecence carrying from 6 to 20 glistening white flowers occuring in the winter.

Synonyms Aerangis pumilio Schltr. 1918; Angorchis hyaloides (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; *Angraecum hyaloides Rchb. f. 1880

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1890 as Angraecum hyaloides drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as A pumilio; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 9 1986 photo fide; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 as A pumilio drawing/photo fide; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 3 1996;Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 3 2008 photo; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photos fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;