Aerangis punctata J Stewart 1986 Photo by Eddy Futelot

Flower and Plant Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

FragrancePart shadeHotSpring and Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Dotted Aerangis [refers to the roots]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

A mini-mini plant [less than 1 1/2" total] with up to 3 giant flowers [4"], grey green, flattened, verrucose roots and grayish green, spotted silver, elliptic or oblong leaves that are acutely bilobed apically, comes from Madagascar in the central highlands as well as Reunion on shrubs and trees in highland forests at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters and blooms in the spring and summer on a short inflorescence with a solitary large flower.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 11 1986 drawing; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 drawing; 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 fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photos fide

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