Aeranthes leandriana Bosser 1971

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Full shade CoolLATER Spring

Common Name Leandri's Aeranthes [French Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in central Madagascar in humid, shady, evergreen forests at elevations of 1400 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte without a stem carrying 5 to 6, thick, rigid, glaucous green, ridged above, linear, acutely bilobed apically, narrowing below into the pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a pendent, shorter to as long as the leaves, peduncle slender 1 to 4" [2.5 to 10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans. Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2006; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans Cambell 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;