Aeranthes parkesii G.Will. 1990 GROUP 6 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Deep shade HotWarm Spring

Common Name Parke's Aeranthes [Zimbabwean Colloctor of Species current]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm

Found in Zimbabwe in riverine forests at low elevations as a small to just medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short, woody stem enveloped by old dry leaf sheaths and carrying 2 to 6, in 2 rows, lanceolate, conduplicate below leathery, slightly glaucous leaves that blooms on a sometimes branched, each branch single flowered, to 15" [35 cm] long inflorescence enveloped basally by to 15, imbricate, sheathing bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006