Aeranthes polyanthemus Ridl. 1886

Photos courtesy of 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

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/81; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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