Aerangis spiculata (Finet) Senghas 1972 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence

Inflorescence and Andy Phillips Photo By Andy's Orchids

Part shadeHot WarmSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Spiked Aerangis

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Madagascar and the Comoros in moist evergreen forests at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short, woody stem carrying 2 to 7, elliptic-oblong, cuneate, unequally bilobed apically, gryish to dull green, sometiemes marginally undulate, sometimes reddish leaves that blooms in the spring on a 12 to 30" [30 to 75 cm] long, many [12 to 20] flowered, arching to pendant, inflorescence with longlasting, pure white flowers.

Synonyms Leptocentrum spiculatum (Finet) Schltr. 1915; Plectrelminthus spiculatus (Finet) Summerh. 1949; *Rhaphidorhynchus spiculatus Finet 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Of Madagascar Perrier 1981 as Leptocentrum spiculatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 8 1986; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 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

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