Aerangis spiculata (Finet) Senghas 1972

Photo by Lourens Grobler


Inflorescence and Andy Phillips

Photos By Andy's Orchids

Part shadeHot WarmSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Spiked Aerangis

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Madagascar and the Comoros in moist evergreen forests at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short, woody stem carrying 2 to 7, elliptic-oblong, cuneate, unequally bilobed apically, gryish to dull green, sometiemes marginally undulate, sometimes reddish leaves that blooms in the spring on a 12 to 30" [30 to 75 cm] long, many [12 to 20] flowered, arching to pendant, inflorescence with longlasting, pure white flowers.

Synonyms Leptocentrum spiculatum (Finet) Schltr. 1915; Plectrelminthus spiculatus (Finet) Summerh. 1949; *Rhaphidorhynchus spiculatus Finet 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Leptocentrum spiculatum drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 10 1986 fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #9 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #10 2019 photo fide;