African Plant Database


Aerangis carnea J. Stewart
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : Kew Bull. 34(2): 271 (1979)
Information on the genus : Aerangis
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stem to 8 cm long; roots numerous, flexuous, greyish, 2-3 mm Ø; leaves 3-4, distichous, oblanceolate, to 15x3,3 cm, with some longitudinal ridging, apex deeply 2-lobed; lobes triangular-acute, 0,3-2 cm long; inflorescence 20-25 cm long, 2-7-flowered; peduncle 3-8 cm long; rachis straight, slightly zigzag in upper part; flowers flesh-coloured or pinkish white, pedicel and ovary pink, 2,5 cm long; tepals (ob-)lanceolate, 2,8-3,3x0,3-0,5 cm, long acuminate, white, tips pink, margins often reflexed; lip obovate, long-acuminate, 2,6-3x0,5-0,7 cm; spur pink, slightly incurved, slightly swollen in apical part but narrowed into an acute apex, 5-6 cm long.
Ecology : Forest, riverine forest, at high or low levels on trunks and branches; in deep shade; 1270-1900 m alt.
  In cultivation sometimes confused with A. distincta (sales catalogues in Europe).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 44769
 
Record n°44769 modified 2007-04-18
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