Aerangis hologlottis (Schltr.) Schltr. 1911 Photo by Bob Campbell ,

Part SunHot Winter

Common Name The One Piece Lip Aerangis [refers tothe fact that there are no side lobes to the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Sri Lanka on small tree branches in coastal forests at elevations of sealevel to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short woody stem enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths with the newer ones carrying 2 to 6, close set, dark green, linear to narrowly oblong-ligulate, often falcate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter on one to several, arising below the leaves, erect, spreading to pendant, racemose, 7" [17.5 cm] long, 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Angraecum hologlottis Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; African Orchids in the wild and Cultivation LaCroix 1997; Flora Zambeziaca Vol 11 Part 2 Pope 1998

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