Aerangis macrocentra (Schltr.) Schltr. 1915 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Part shadeHotTo CoolSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Large-Spurred Aerangis [refers tothe spurs thicker, inflated apical end]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.85 cm]

Endemic to eastern coastal and central Madagascar in mossy forests near the ground at elevations of sealevel to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with short stems carrying lanceolate-falcate, glossy, blue, grey or dark green leaves that blooms summer and fall on an axillary, 12" [30 cm] long, pendant, several to many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Aerangis clavigera H. Perrier 1938; Angraecum clavigerum Ridl. 1885; *Angraecum macrocentrum Schltr. 1913; Monixus clavigera (Ridl.) Finet

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as A clavigera; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 3 1982 photo; as A clavigera; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 8 1986; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 as A clavigera photo ok; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 3 1996; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988 as Aerangis clavigera; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;