African Plant Database


Aerangis appendiculata (De Wild.) Schltr.
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 114 (1918)
Information on the genus : Aerangis
Basionym : Mystacidium appendiculatum De Wild.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mystacidium appendiculatum De Wild. (1904)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Aerangis pachyura auct.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb, epiphytic or epilithic, short-stemmed; roots very numerous, dark greyish, radiating across the bark of the host tree or rock like those of a Mystacidium; leaves 2-4, obovate, to 8x3 cm, leathery or fleshy, dark green with noticeable reticulate venation, tip unequally 2-lobed; inflorescence pendent, 8-14 cm long, 1-10-flowered; peduncle short; flowers erect, white with pinkish pedicel and spur; tepals 0,5-0,8x0,2-0,3 cm; lip elliptic, 0,7-0,8x0,3-0,5 cm; spur slender, 4-6 cm long.
Ecology : Evergreen and riverine forest, on tree trunks; high rainfall Brachystegia woodland; sometimes in thicket patches; 1000-2000 m alt.
  Resembling A. mystacidii but smaller; flowering times different !

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1998). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[2]: 382-383

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 113
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 44754
 
Record n°44754 modified 2007-04-05
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