Aeranthes ecalcarata H.Perrier 1938 GROUP 5 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

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

Part shade Hot to Cool LATESpring EARLY winter

Common Name The Spur-Less Aeranthes

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in central Madagascar at elevations around 800 to 1750 meters on moss and lichen covered tree trunks as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 4 to 6, linear, grass-like leaves that blooms in the late spring through early winter from the stem base, wiry, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with 3 to 4 small, distant bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1938/81; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing/photo ok; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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