Aeranthes africana J.Stewart 1978 Photo by W Fibeck

Drawing Drawing by John S Ball

Part shade Cool LATERSpring

Common Name The African Aeranthes

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Vumba Mountains of Zimbabwe in montane forests at elevations around 1670 meters as an erect, miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, short, woody stem enveloped by leaf shaeths carrying 2 ranked, linear-ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the later spring on 4 to 6, erect to spreading, peduncle slender, with 5 to 9 brownish bracts, as long as the leaves, 1.6 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying whitish flowers



W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 47 #8 1978 Drawing/photo fide; ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 drawing/photo fide;