Aerangis cryptodon (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1914 Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Side View of Flower Photo by © Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

FragrancePart shadeHotWarmFallWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Aerangis with the Hidden Tooth

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Madagascar in warm rainforest and rocky outcrops on slopes at elevations of 200 to 1800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophtye with a short stem carrying to 9, fleshy, dark green, oblong leaves that are obtusely bilobed apically that blooms in the fall and winter on an arching to pendulous, to 12 to 16" [30 to 40 cm] long, several to many [8 to 20] flowered, racemose inflorescence with a red brown rachis, brown scarious floral bracts and fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Aerangis caulescens Schltr. 1916; Aerangis malmquistiana Schltr. 1925; Aerangis stylosa (Rolfe) Schltr. 1915 ; Angorchis criptangis Thouars ex Kuntze 1894 ; Angorchis cryptodon (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Angraecum buyssonii God.-Leb. 1891; *Angraecum cryptodon Rchb. f. 1883; Angraecum dubuyssonii God.-Leb. 1887; Angraecum fournierae André 1896; Rhaphidorhynchus stylosus Finet 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora de Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 not = A ellisii; Flora de Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing as A malmquistiana; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 8 1986; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Flora's Orchids Nash and La Croix 2005; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 drawing fide;

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