Aerangis montana J.Stewart 1979 Photo by Isobyl La Croix

Part shade Cool Cold Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Montane Aerangis

Flower Size

Found in Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania in mosses and lichen in evergreen montane forests at elevations of 1700 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 2 to 6 in the upper part, distichous, more or less spreading, ligulate to oblanceolate-ligulate, lightly curved, decidedly unequally bilobed apcially, lobes rounded, the shorter lobe occasionally almost absent, dark green, fleshy leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a spreading to pendulous, arising from beaneath the leaves, simple, peduncle to 2" [5 cm] long, terete, to 8" [20 cm] long overall, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence with tubular, broadly cylindrical, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying spreading, pale green at first becoming white flowers with the spur, pedicel and the base of the tepals salmon pink., .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malawi Orchids Vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006photo fide;