Aeranthes peyrotii Bosser 1971

Photo courtesy of Marni Turkel and her Stony Point Website

Side View Of Flower Photo courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Part shade Hot to WarmSummer

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

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in eastern Madagascar at elevations around 700 to 1230 meters in humid places in lowland evergreen forests as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short to no stem carrying, 6 to 8, 2 ranked, narrowly linear, slightly fleshy, glaucous green, compressed towards the stem to make a pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on 2 to 3, pendant, rigid, swollen at the nodes, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by imbricating sheaths.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide