Aerangis stylosa (Rolfe) Schltr. 1915

Photo by © Lourens Grobler


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 of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawwing as A fuscata; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 4 1980 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 10 1986; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing/photo hmm; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 Drawing/photo fide; Miniature Orchids Northern 1988; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 drawing fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 2 2004 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #4 2006 photo fide; 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #9 2014 photo fide;