Aeranthes virginalis D.L.Roberts 2005 Photo by Bernard Macdonald and The Orchids Online Australia Website

Part Shade WarmLATESpring

Common Name The Virgin Aeranthes [May refer to the crossed lateral sepals]

Flower Size 1.52" [3.8 cm]

Found in The Comoros in mossy cloud forests at elevations around 600 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a fairly thick stem enveloped by foliaceous sheaths and carrying oblong-ligulate, pale green leaves that blooms in the late spring on an arching, to [65 cm] long, branched, several flowered inflorescence enveloped by dark brown, overlapping, bracts which creates keikis on its nodes.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 2 2005 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Species From The African Regions Stewart Hermans Campbell 2006 photo fide;