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

Side View Of Flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Plant and Flower in situ in Madagascar

Another View Photo courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Part shadeHotFall Summer

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 meteres as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with leathery, 4 to 6 leaves with undulate margins that blooms in the 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 ; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1981; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 2 1998 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 4 1998 photo; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 as Aeranthes henrici; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide as Aeranthes henrici; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide