Aeranthes laxiflora Schltr. 1925

Photo by Labat and Mobot Madagascar Photo List

Full shade 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, 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; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;