Aerangis seegeri Senghas 1983

Another Flower Angle Photos courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

Part shadeHot TO WarmFall

Common Name Seeger's Aerangis [German Orchid Enthusiast mid to late 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

This species occurs in the eastern highlands of Madagascar as well as on the Ile Sainte Marie in coastal forests at elevations of sealevel to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 2 to 4, arranged in a small fan in one plance, elliptic, apically bilobed, dark green, folded and almost petiolate based leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to 3, axillary or arising below the leaves, pendant, 10" [25 cm] long, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with star-shaped flowers. This species is similar to and often cited as a synonym of A pallidiflora but differs in shorter and wider leaves and the spur is shorter and of a different shape in the fact that it is wider and flattened at the apex.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 16/17/18 Brieger etal 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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------