Aerangis articulata [Rchb.f] Schlechter 1914

Flower Closeup Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

FragrancePart shadeHotWarmFall

Common Name or Meaning The Articulated Aerangis

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

A miniature to small sized Madagascan and Comoran, epiphytic, hot to warm growing species on trunks and major branches of forest trees at elevations of sealevel to 2000 meters with short, stout stems carrying several obovate or oblong-obovate, coriaceous, obliquely 2 lobed apically leaves that is quite showy when it blooms in the fall on an axillary, 9 to 18" [22.5 to 45 cm] pendant, racemose sometimes branched, stout inflorescence with up to 18 scented [Jasmine], long-lived, waxy flowers. Needs to be mounted on cork or tree fern to best display the pendant inflorescence, given ample shade and high humidity as well as daily waterings through the spring and summer months then increase light and give slightly less through the fall and winter.

Synonyms Aerangis venusta Schltr. 1918; Aerangis calligera (Rchb.f.) Garay 1974; Angorchis articulata (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; *Angraecum articulatum Rchb.f 1872; Angraecum calligerum Rchb.f. 1887; Angraecum descendens Rchb.f 1882; Rhaphidorhynchus articulatus (Rchb. f.) Poiss. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 in error as A stylosa; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957 drawing; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 8 1986 photo; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 2 2007 photo; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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