Aerangis pulchella (Schltr.) Schltr. 1915TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part Shade Hot LATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Beautiful Aerangis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northeastern Madagascar in tropical woods at elevations below 200 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with almost stemless plant carrying 5, 2 ranked, oblanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, the shorter lobe absent, the longer curved to one side, greyish green leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on 3 to 4, axillary and from beneath the leaves, peduncle very short, basal bracts deltoid-obtuse, 10 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long, .4 to .5" [1 to 1.25 cm] between each flower, 12 to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying white flowers .

Synonyms *Angraecum pulchellum Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 11 1986; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009