Aeranthes crassifolia Schltr. 1925 SECTION Falcata

Photos courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Part shade Hot Summer

Common Name The Thick Leafed Aeranthes

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in northwestern Madagascar at elevations of sea level to 200 meters on tamarindus trees as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short to no stem carrying 5 to 6, ligulate, fleshy to leathery, thick leaves that blooms in the summer on a very slender, erect, simple to few branched single flowered inflorescence with short, distant sheaths

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 photo good; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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