African Plant Database


Aerangis hologlottis (Schltr.) Schltr.
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 117 (1918)
Information on the genus : Aerangis
Basionym : Angraecum hologlottis Schltr.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Angraecum hologlottis Schltr. (1906)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic very small herb; stem short, stout, to 3 cm long, covered with closely overlapping old leaf bases; roots numerous, greyish, 1-2 mm Ø; leaves 2-6, closely overlapping, linear to narrowly oblong-ligulate, 5-9x0,7-1,8 cm, often falcate, somewhat fleshy, apex 2-lobed, lobes acute, 2-7 mm long; inflorescences 1-several, borne below the leaves, erect or spreading, to 18 cm long, 6-15-flowered; peduncle to 5 cm long; rachis straight; flowers pure white; pedicel (pale green) and ovary 0,5-0,7 cm long; tepals narrowly elliptic, 0,5-0,6x0,1-0,4 cm; lip obovate, 0,5-0,6x0,3 cm; spur straight, slender, pale green, 0,4-0,7 cm long, 0,5 mm Ø.
Ecology : Coastal forest, on twigs and small branches of trees; 0-500 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]: 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
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
 
Map
carte afrique num 44758
 
Record n°44758 modified 2007-04-18
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