Aerangis pallidiflora H. Perrier 1938 Photo courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Part shadeWarmSummer

Common Name The Pale Flowered Aerangis

Flower Size .6" [1.6 cm]

Found in eastern Madagascar in humid evergreen forests on twigs and branches at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short, woody, erect to horizontal stem carrying 2 to 6, held in a fan, elliptic to broadly elliptic, minutely bilobed apically, conduplicate and almost petiolate basally, dark green leaves that blooms in the summer on 1 to 3, pendant, axillary, arising below the leaves, 10" [25 cm] long, 7 to 9 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1938/81; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 8 1986; 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; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photos fide