!Erasanthe henrici (Schltr.) P.J.Cribb, Hermans & D.L.Roberts 2007

Side View Of Flower

Photo by Eric Hunt

Plant and Flower in situ in Madagascar

Another View

Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Part shadeWarm LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name Henrici's Erasanthe [French Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Madagascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations around 750 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with leathery, 4 to 6 leaves with undulate margins that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a pendant, 5 to 16" [12 to 40 cm] long, 3 to 6, successively single flowered inflorescence carrying, large pure white flowers.

Synonyms *Aeranthes henricii Schltr. 1925; Aeranthes henricii Schltr. 1925 var isaloensis Perrier ex Hermans; Erasanthe henrici subsp. isaloensis P.J.Cribb, Hermans & D.L.Roberts 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as A henrici var isaloensis; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 as Aeranthes henrici drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; A Culture Manual for Angraecoid Orchid Growers Hillerman 1992 as Aeranthes henriciiphoto fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 as Aeranthes henrici drawing hmm/photo good; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 2 1998 as Aeranthes henriciphoto fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 4 1998 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 #8 2006 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 as Aeranthes henrici; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide as Aeranthes henrici; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #7 2008 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 8 2009 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 as Aeranthes henrici photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #2 2016 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;