Aeranthes denticulata Toill.-Gen., Ursch & Bosser 1960 GROUP 3

Side View Of Flower Photos courtesy of Brian O'Brien

Full shadeHot To Warm Fall THROUGH Spring

Common Name The Very Small Toothed Aeranthes [refers to the fine teeth on the edges of the lip]

Flower Size 1 3/5" to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in eastern Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fine roots carrying 4 to 6 dark green, ligualte-oblong, leathery, unequally bilobed apically leaves and blooms in the fall through spring on a pendant, freely branching, 20" to 30" [50 to 75 cm] long, 5 to 12, successively flowered inflorescence that blooms in the winter and lasts a very long time. Pot this species, give hot to warm temperatures, partial shade and a finer medium to accomodate the finer roots as well as regular fertilizing throughout the year.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing/photo ok; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009

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