Aeranthes filipes Schltr. 1913 GROUP 3

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Deep shade Warm EARLYFall

Common Name The Thread-Shaped Column Foot Aeranthes

Flower Size 1.1" 1.7" [2.9 to 4.2]

Found in the central highlands of Madagascar near rivers on trees in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 1000 to 1400 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short slender stem carrying 6 to 7, linear-ligulate leaves that blooms in the early fall on a pendant, wiry, 4.4 to 8" [11 to 20 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 distant sheaths.

Flowering can last for up to 8 months.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; An Introduction to the Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and 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; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;