African Plant Database

Aerangis bouarensis Chiron
Protologue : Orchid Rev. 106(1222): 229 (1998)
Information on the genus : Aerangis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aerangis megaphylla auct. sensu Cameroun & Centr. Afr. Rep. floras
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stem c. 5 cm long, covered with remains of old leaf bases; roots numerous, to 40 cm long, glabrous; leaves 5-6, forming a fan, flat, oblanceolate, to 21x5-6 cm, mid green, slightly reddish beneath, with small black dots, apex slightly 2-lobed; inflorescence axillary, c. 20 cm long, 4-5-flowered; pedicel and ovary slender, c. 5 cm long; flowers c. 7 cm Ø; tepals narrowly linear, 3-3,5x0,4-0,5 cm, white, tipped pink; lip and spur chestnut-pink; spur 19 cm long, 2-3 mm Ø.
Ecology : Forest; gallery forest along river; in wooded savanna or forest, ± degraded, on a tree; 800-950 m alt.
  Resembling A. stelligera (also present in Centr. Afr. Rep.), A. splendida. Confused with A. megaphylla in Cameroon (Leroux in Orchidophile, 1989).
  • Adansonia, sér. 3 34(1): 25 (2012) 
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    see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
    see under The International Plant Name Index
    see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
    carte afrique num 49460
    Record n°49460 modified 2007-04-30
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