Aerangis monantha Schltr. 1925

Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Part shadeWarmCoolSpring

Common Name The Single Flowered Aerangis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in eastern Madagascar on trees and shrubs at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with almost no stem carrying 2 to 7, oblong-ligulate to elliptic, rounded and bilobed apically, glossy green becoming dull and matte with reddish margins leaves adn blooms in the spring on a short, single [occasionally 2] flowered inflorescence carrying a large flower for the plant size. Similar to A punctata but can be distinguished by the shiney becoming dull with red margins and the sepals and petals being very similar, the lip is very pointed and narrow and the spur is coiled or curved.

Synonyms Aerangis curnowiana sensu

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81 not = A fastuosa; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 8 1986; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 # 11 1986 as Aerangis curnowiana drawing/photo fide; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; 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; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & HermansParsons & Gerritsen 2013 photos fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo not; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #9 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #8 2019 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;