Aeranthes moratii Bosser 1971

Another Angle

Plant in Situ Madagascar Photo courtesy of Dominique Karadjoff and his Madagascar Orchids Species Website

Part Shade HotWarm

Common Name or Meaning Morat's Aeranthes [French Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Madagascar in humid lowland forests as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte almost no stem carrying 4 to 5, in 2 rows, linear-oblong, clear to glaucous green, glossy, unequally bilobed apically leaves with the midrib prominent below that blooms on a pendant, slender, simple to branched, 12 t o14" [30 to 35 cm] long, successively few [4 to 5] flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide