Aerangis oligantha Schltr. 1915 photo by Isobyl and Eric LaCroix

Common Name The Sparse Blooming Aerangis [refers to the short inflorescence]

Flower Size .5 to .72" [1.2 to 1.8 cm]

Found in southwestern Tanzania and northern Malawi in submoontane to montane forests at elevations of 1800 to 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 4 to 8, leathery, oblanceolate, unequally to subequally bilobed apically, lobes acute, dark green with black spotted leaves that blooms in the spring on a descending, .6 to 1.6" [1.5 to 4 cm] long, densely to 12 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermas and Campbell 2006 photo fide;