Aerangis ugandensis Summerh. 1931 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Flower Closeup Photo by Carl Withner

FragranceFull shadeWarm TO CoolFall

Common Name or Meaning The Ugandan Aerangis

Flower Size 1/2"

This small sized, species is found in Uganda, Zaire, Burundi, and West Kenya in riverine forests in deep shade, low down on moss covered tree trunks and roots at elevations of 1500 to 2200 meters and is a monopodial, minature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with short stems, with 6 to 8, distichous, cuneate or cuneate-oblanceolate, unequally bilobed at the apex leaves with numerous parallel veins and has to 2 or more, 6" [15 cm]long, axillary, pendant, racemose inflorescence with the many [10 to 15] apical flowers opening first and the central flowers being the largest, all occuring in the fall. This species does well mounted in high humidity, deep shade and warm to cool temperatures.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 No 11 1968 photo fide; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo good; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 photo good; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids Of Kenya Stewart 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing/photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;