Aeranthes ramosus Rolfe 1901 Photo by Mark Pendleton

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Common Name or Meaning The Branched Aeranthes

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

A small to medium sized, cold to warm growing Madagascan species occuring in very wet, moss forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters with very short stems carrying 5 to 9, somewhat equitant, leathery, oblong to ligulate, almost equally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer and fall in the northern hemisphere on a pendant, slender, simple or branched, 6" to 16" [15 to 40 cm] long, few [1 to 3] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Aeranthes brevivaginans H.Perrier 1938; Aeranthes vespertilio Cogn. 1902

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 3 1982 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 8 1984 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 1986; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1981; 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

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