Aeranthes polyanthemus Ridl. 1886

Photos by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Part shade WarmSpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Many Flowered Aeranthes

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in central Madagascar at elevations around 1180 to 1400 meters on wet rocks in mossy forests as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying narrowly ligulate, slightly bilobed leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a slender, pendant, 4.8 to 5" [12 to 13.5 cm] long, 7 to 9 flowered inflorescence


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, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide;