Aeranthes strangulata Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895Photo Courtesy of Olaf Pronk and His Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar Website

Another Clone? Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

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Common Name or Meaning The ? Aeranthes

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Occuring in south central Madagascar in evergrenn, mossy, montane forests at elevations around 1400 to 2000 meters as a miniature, warm to cool growing epiphyte with almost no stem with 5 to 9, strap-shaped to lorate-linear, , dark green, leathery, lorate-linear leaves that are very slightly bilobed and acute apically that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a very slender, pendant, to 14" [to 35 cm] long, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with the somewhat transparent, glassine flowers that do not open well and are held in the last 1" in a cluster and is covered with brown bracts inbetween each node

Synonyms Aeranthes erectiflora Senghas 1987; Aeranthes longipes Schltr. 1925; Aeranthes rigidula Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 as A longipes; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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