African Plant Database


Aeranthes parkesii G. Will.
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : Kirkia 13(2): 250 (1990)
Information on the genus : Aeranthes
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stem woody, to 1,2 cm long; leaves 2-6, distichous, linear, 17x1,5 cm, base folded, articulated to sheath, leathery; inflorescences 1-2, from base of stem, to 20 cm long, sometimes branched, each branch 1-flowered; peduncle to 2 cm long; pedicel and ovary to 1,5 cm long, sharply curved; flowers greenish-cream, darker at tips of tepals and spur; tepals 12-20x7 mm, ovate or acuminate; lip quadrate, 10x10 mm, acuminate; spur to 10 mm long, pendent, conical; capsule persistent for > 1 year.
Ecology : Riverine forest, usually in mid-canopy, in deep shade; low alt.
  Closely resembling Madagascan plants which key out to A. ramosa Rolfe, a polymorphic species in need of further investigation (Fl. Zambes., l.c.).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1998). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[2]: 368
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 46803
 
Record n°46803 modified 2007-04-18
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