Aerangis jacksonii J.Stewart 1978 Photo by Aluka

Full shadeWarmCoolSpring

Common Name Jackson's Aerangis

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Uganda at elevations of 1200 to 1600 meters in rain forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a woody stem carrying 8 to 15, ligulate, linear-lanceolate to oblanceolate, sometimes falcate, dark green, black dotted, unequally and obtusely to subacutely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on an opposite the leaf, horizontal to arching, to 6.8" [17 cm] long, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

This species has the unique habit in this genus of the inflorescence arising successively out of the same node for years.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; African Orchids in The Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide;