African Plant Database


Aerangis maireae La Croix & J. Stewart
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Protologue : Orchid Rev. 106(1222): 227 (1998)
Information on the genus : Aerangis
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stem short, woody, branching at base; roots numerous, 2-3 mm Ø; leaves 5, in one plane, obovate, to 8,5-3 cm, apex unequally 2-lobed, longer lobe 0,9-1,2 cm long, acute, shorter lobe 1-2 mm or absent; inflorescences to 15 cm long, 2-4-flowered; peduncle 10 cm long, brown-spotted; flowers deep salmon pink, white in the centre, strongly night-scented; tepals oblanceolate, narrowing abruptly in apical half, c. 4x0,7 cm (incl. acumen 1,5-2,5 cm long); lip 3,5 cm long, suborbical in lower part, then narrowing to an acumen 2,2 cm long; spur c. 2,2 cm long, forming one loose coil, salmon pink
Ecology : Forest remnant, on trunk of large tree c. 6 m above ground; c. 2000 m alt. – "The forest was being logged".
  Resembing A. stelligera, A. splendida.
  This species is endemic to the island of Annobón (Equatorial Guinea).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 49469
 
Record n°49469 modified 2007-04-30
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