African Plant Database

Aerangis gravenreuthii (Kraenzl.) Schltr.
Protologue : Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 117 (1918)
Information on the genus : Aerangis
Basionym : Aeranthes gravenreuthii Kraenzl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Angraecum gravenreuthii (Kraenzl.) Durieu & Jacks. (1893)
 Mystacidium gravenreuthii (Kraenzl.) Rolfe (1897)
 Aeranthes gravenreuthii Kraenzl. (1893)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Angraecum stella Schltr. (1906)
=Angraecum ellisii var. occidentale Kraenzl. (1893)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stem woody, to 7 cm long; roots fine, numerous, flexuous, greyish, to 3 mm Ø; leaves at apex of stem, distichous, strongly falcate, oblanceolate, to 15x1,5-3 cm, reticulate venation conspicuous in dry state, apex unequally 2-lobed, lobes acute, 0,3-1,8 cm long; inflorescences pendent, axillary, 10-20 cm long, 2-5-flowered; peduncle to 8 cm long; rachis straight or curved; flowers erect, widely spaced, white, sometimes flushed orange-pink; pedicel and ovary 3,5-4 cm long; tepals narrowly ovate, 1,5-3,5x0,4-0,6 cm, reflexed, acuminate; lip oblong-ovate, acuminate, 1,7-2,5x0,5 cm; spur curving forwards, 4-9 cm long, pink.
Ecology : Forest; evergreen and riverine forest; in deep shade; on branches of fallen Cola sp. and Spathodea; on branch of Syzygium guineense on forest edge; forest-grassland transition; woodland; 1200-2250 m alt.
  Somewhat resembling A. kirkii – both species occur in the Uluguru Mts, Tanzania.
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carte afrique num 44764
Record n°44764 modified 2007-04-18
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