Aeranthes neoperrieri Toill.-Gen., Ursch & Bosser 1960

Photo by Fred Hillerman

Another Flower

Photo by Diana and The Russian Orchid Forum Website

Full shade WarmCool Spring

Common Name Perrier's New Aeranthes [French Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in the east northeastern Madagascar in evergreen forests in mosses and lichens at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 9 to 10, thick, rather leathery, stiff dark green, oblong-linear, strongly equally to unequally, obtusely bilobed apically, conspicuously ribbed leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendent, slender, peduncle thread-like, dark green, 20 to 28" [50 to 70 cm] long, often 3 to 4 branched, branches to 16" [40 cm] long, internodes longer than the dark brown sheaths, successively 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; A Culture Manual for Angraecoid Orchid Growers Hillerman 1992 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;

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