Aerangis gracillima (Kraenzl.) J.C.Arends & J.Stewart 1989

Inflorescence Photos by Simo M. and Orchidaceae in Central Africa Website

Full shade HotWarm LATEWinter EARLIER Spring

Common Name The Graceful Aerangis

Flower Size 4.6" [9cm]

Found in Cameroon and Gabon in shady rainforests and in old cocoa plantations at elevations of 470 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short, woody stem carrying 6 to 14, narrowly obovate, dark green, leathery, unequally and acutely to obtusely lobed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on a pendent, to 32" [80 cm] long, 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Angraecum gracillimum Kraenzl.1893; Barombia gracillima (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Baroimbia gracillima; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Barombia gracillima; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006;

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