Aeranthes ramosus Rolfe 1901

Photo by Mark Pendleton


Photo by Fred Hillerman

Part shade Warm Cool Winter Spring MOSTLYSummer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Branched Aeranthes

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Madagascar in very wet, moss forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with very short stems carrying 5 to 9, somewhat equitant, leathery, oblong to ligulate, almost equally bilobed apically leaves that blooms mostly in the mid summer but is possible at any time of the year on a pendant, slender, simple or branched, 6" to 16" [15 to 40 cm] long, few [1 to 3] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Aeranthes brevivaginans H.Perrier 1938; Aeranthes vespertilio Cogn. 1902

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as A brevivaginans; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing good; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 3 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 8 1984 photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 as A brevivaginanas; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988; A Culture Manual for Angraecoid Orchid Growers Hillerman 1992 photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 drawing fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1981; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #4 1998 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 8 2009 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;