Aeranthes laxiflora Schltr. 1925

Side View Of Flower Photos by Labat and Mobot Madagascar Photo List

Full shade Warm To CoolLATER Summer

Common Name The Lax Flowered Aeranthes

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in central and south central Madagascar in montane forests at elevations of 1600 to 1800 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 4 to 5, ligulate, fleshy leaves that blooms in the summer on a short, hidden beneath the leaves, to 4" [10 cm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing ok; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans. Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2006; Angraecoid OrchidsStewart, Hermans Cambell 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide