Aerangis stylosa (Rolfe) Schltr. 1915Photo by © Lourens Grobler

EARLY and

Common Name or Meaning The Large-Columned Aerangis

Flower Size 1 to 1 5/8" [2 to 4 cm]

Found in Madagascar and Comoros in moist evergreen forests as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte found at altitudes of sealevel to 1400 meters with short stems carrying 2 to 4, fleshy, oblong-obovate or elliptic, coriaceous, narrowing gradually towards the base, broad, grayish green leaves that blooms in the early spring and summer on an up to 16" [40cm] long, arching or pendant racemose inflorescence with cucullate floral bracts and carrying 9 to 15 flowers that are fragrant at night.

Synonyms Angraecum fournierae André 1896; *Angraecum stylosum Rolfe 1895;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 in error actually A articulata; Flora de Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawwingas A fuscata; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 4 1980 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 8 1986; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 48-49 Vandeae 1986 drawing/photo hmm; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 2 2004 photo; 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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