Aeranthes caudata Rolfe 1901 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Side View Of Flower Photo by Ben Berliner and Willow Pond Orchids.

Another View Photo by Dale Borders

Full shadeHotWarm SummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Tailed Aeranthes

Flower Size to 4" [to 10 cm]

Found in the Comoros and central and eastern Madagascar in humid montane evergreen foretss at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect, 6" [15 cm] long, woody stem carrying ligulate, somewhat undulate leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a thread-like, 3'4" [100 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with a few [3 to 8], successively opening flowers.

Synonyms Aeranthes imerinensis Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as A imerensis drawing ok; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 8 1978 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 4 1979 photo as A imerinensis; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 6 1981 photo as A imerinensis; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 as A imerinensis photo ok; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 as A imerensis drawing/photo fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 drawing good; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1983 as Angraecum imerinense; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide