Aerangis rostellaris (Rchb.f.) H.Perrier 1941Photo by JSTOR and the JSTOR Plant Science Website


Common Name The Beak-Shaped Aerangis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Comoros Islands and northern and south central Madagascar at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters in humid evergreen forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a stout, woody, erect stem carrying 2 to 10, 2 ranked, narrowly elliptic, oblong to obovate, unequally bilobed apically, rounded lobes, thick and succulent to leathery, greyish green, often distinctly undulate margined leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to several, axillary or belowthe leaves , pendent, 8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, 6 to15 flowered inflorescence with 1/2 to 3/4" between each flower

Synonyms Aerangis avicularia (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1918; Aerangis buchlohii Senghas 1969; Angraecum avicularium Rchb.f. 1887; *Angraecum rostellare Rchb.f. 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 10 1986; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 as Aerangis buchlohii photo ok; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2007;