African Plant Database

Aerangis collum-cygni Summerh.
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 418 (1927)
Information on the genus : Aerangis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aerangis compta Summerh. (1955)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stem woody, to 10 cm long; roots numerous, flexuous, 2-4 mm Ø; leaves 4-7, oblanceolate, 6-17x1,5-5,5 cm, fleshy, black-dotted; inflorescences lax, to 35 cm long, borne below the leaves or axillary, 4-16-flowered, rachis zigzag; peduncle 4-8 cm long, black-dotted; flowers first green, becoming white, held erect or curving forwards; pedicel and ovary 2-3,5 cm long, erect; tepals ± lanceolate, 0,9-1,7x0,25-0,4 cm, strongly reflexed, tips tinged rose or brown; lip deflexed, lanceolate, 1-1,5x0,3-0,6 cm; spur 6-7,5 cm long, 2 mm Ø, pale greenish brown, pendent, curved.
Ecology : Forest; rain-forest; (abandoned) plantations; moist woodland; in moderate shade; 655-1200 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1998). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[2]: 384

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
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°44756 modified 2015-09-14
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