Aeranthes setipes Schltr. 1925

Inflorescence Photos by Marni Turkel and her The Mainly Species Website

part shade CoolColdEARLY Summer

Common Name The Bristely Column Foot Aeranthes

Flower Size 2/3" [1.8 cm]

Found in northern Madagascar in mossy montane forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with 5 to 7, leathery, linear leaves that blooms in the early summer on a spreading to pendent, simple to few branched, 2.4 to 5.6" [6 to 14 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence which can develop keikis as the flowers pass on

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar perrier 1939/81; Orchids of madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009