Aerangis spiculata (Finet) Senghas 1972

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence

Inflorescence and Andy Phillips

Photos 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 1939/81 as Leptocentrum spiculatum drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 10 1986 fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #9 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #10 2019 photo fide;

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