African Plant Database

Aerangis distincta J. Stewart & La Croix
Protologue : Kew Bull. 42: 217 (1987)
Information on the genus : Aerangis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Ecology : Uncommon in cultivation, requiring cool growing conditions. Riverine or evergreen forest, usually near rivers; often on forest edges on Syzygium cordatum; often low down on tree trunks and branches; growing with Aerangis mystacidii, A. appendiculata; in deep to moderate shade; abundant; (650-)1000-1800 m alt.
  Easy to distinguish even if not in flower. Populations in the wild have 2 different flowering times, differences persisting in cultivation (I. la Croix, 1997: 14).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1998). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[2]: 384-386

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: 114
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°44757 modified 2007-04-05
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