Aerangis fuscata (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1914 Photo by Olaf Pronk

FragrancePart shadeHot TO CoolSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Brownish Aerangis

Flower Size 1 to 1 1/2" [2.5 to 3.75 cm]

Found in Madagascar on twigs and branches of shrubs and small trees at elevations of sealevel to 2350 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte occuring on twigs and smaller branches of bushes and trees with a short stem carrying 4 to 5, fleshy, elliptic or obovate, dark, glossy green leaves that bloom on a pendant, 8" [to 20 cm] long inflorescence with a few to many, fragrant flowers occuring in the summer.

Synonyms Aerangis umbonata (Finet) Schltr. 1915; *Angraecum fuscatum Rchb. f. 1882; Rhaphidorhynchus umbonatus Finet 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 in error = A stylosa; 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; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; 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; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photos fide