African Plant Database


Aerangis calantha (Schltr.) Schltr.
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 115 (1918)
Information on the genus : Aerangis
Basionym : Angraecum calanthum Schltr.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Angraecum calanthum Schltr. (1907)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Angraecum roseocalcaratum De Wild. (1916)
=Aerangis parvula Schltr. (1919)
=Aerangis sankuruensis (De Wild.) Schltr.
=Angraecum sankuruense De Wild. (1916)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Small epiphyte; stem woody, to 3 cm long; roots smooth, slender, greyish; leaves 2-6, alternate, usually distichous, linear, often falcate, 3-9x0,4-0,8 cm, closely overlapping on the stem, apex unequally 2-lobed; inflorescence to 11 cm long, 2-5-8-flowered, lax, spreading to pendent, rachis straight; peduncle to 3 cm long; flowers white, erect; pedicel and ovary 1,2-1,7 cm long, glabrous; tepals linear-oblong, 0,7-1x c. 0,2 cm; lip oblong-lanceolate, 0,7-1x0,2-0,3 cm; spur often pink, 2,5-4 cm long, filiform, c. 1 mm Ø, pendent, acute, often hooked forward near tip.
Ecology : Rain-forest, gallery forest; in plantations on cocoa, coffee, orange; usually on small twigs and branches, at low levels and in the canopy; usually in deep shade; sometimes associated with Aerangis luteoalba, Angraecum claessensii; 100-1650 m alt.
  When not in flower resembling Aerangis luteoalba.
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Fgui
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
 
Map
carte afrique num 44768
 
Record n°44768 modified 2007-04-05
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