Aerangis confusa J.Stewart 1979 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Deep shadeWarm CoolSpring Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Confused Aerangis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Kenya and Tanzania at elevations of 1600 to 2100 meters in shady locations low down on tree trunks of small trees and bushes as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with an erect to curved woody stem carrying 3 to 12, obovate or oblanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, widest at the apex, dark green with black spoted leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on an axillary, spreading to pendant, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, 4 to 10 flowered, 2 ranked inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 9 1984 photo; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2007