Aerangis gravenreuthii (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918 Photo by Simo M and Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

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Common Name Gravenreuth's Aerangis [German orchid enthusiast 1900's]

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Found in the Gulf of Guinea Islands, Cameroon and the Uluguru mountains Tanzania in deep shade at elevations of 1200 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a woody stem carrying several, distichous, oblanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, lobes acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms on an axillary, pendent, terete, slender, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Aeranthes gravenreuthii Kraenzl. 1893; Angraecum ellisii var. occidentale Kraenzl. 1893; Angraecum stella Schltr. 1906; Mystacidium gravenreuthii (Kraenzl.) Rolfe 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tanzania Vol 3 Cribb 1989;