Microterangis hildebrandtii (Rchb.f.) Senghas 1985

Photo by Eric Hunt

FragranceFull shadeWarm

Common Name Hildebrandt's Microterangis [German Orchid Collector East Africa Late 1800's]

Flower Size 1/8" [.6 cm]

Found in the Comoros Islands as a minature to small sized, warm growing, epiphytic, monopodial orchid with ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms on an axillary, pendant, laxly many flowered inflorescence carrying the tiny, yellow-orange, fragrant flowers below the plant.

Synonyms Aerangis hildebrandtii (Rchb.f.) P.J.Cribb & Carlsward 2012; Angorchis hildebrandtii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Angraecum hildebrandtii Rchb. f. 1878; Chamaeangis hildebrandtii (Rchb. f.) Garay 1972

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 1 1999 photo; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #7 2019 as Aerangis hildebrandtii photo fide;