Aerangis modesta [Hkr.]Schlechter 1914 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Tony Watkinson

Plant and inflorescence

Photo courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright

Plant Photo

Another Plant photo

Photos by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name or Meaning The Modest Aerangis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

A small sized, Madagascan and Comoran species that occurs at altitudes of 100 to 1500 meters as an hot to warm growing epiphyte with 6" [15 cm] or shorter stems carrying obovate, fleshy-coriaceous, bilobed apically leaves and blooms in the spring to early summer on a to 20" [50 cm] long, pendant inflorescence with 6 to 15 well spaced, waxy, fragrant, long-lived flowers, often with the apical flower opening first and being the largest .

Synonyms Aerangis crassipes Schlechter 1918 ; Aerangis modesta O.Ktze. 1914; Angorchis modesta (Hook. f.) Kuntze 1891; *Angraecum modestum Hkr. 1883; Angraecum sanderianum Rchb.f 1888; Rhaphidorhynchus modestus (Hook. f.) Finet 1907; Rhaphidorhynchus modestus var. sanderianus (Rchb. f.) Poiss. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 8 1986 photo; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;

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