Aergs. articulata 'Wössen' photo by D.O.G. (Germany O.S.)

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Orchid Species: Aerangis articulata

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Aerangis articulata is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Schltr. in 1914.
Genus
Aerangis (Aergs.)
Grex
articulata
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f.) Schltr.
Year
1914
ORIGIN: A miniature to small sized Madagascar and Comoran, epiphytic, hot to warm growing species on trunks and major branches of forest trees at elevations of sea-level to 2000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A miniature to small sized Madagascar and Comoran, epiphytic, hot to warm growing species on trunks and major branches of forest trees at elevations of sea-level to 2000 meters with short, stout stems carrying several obovate or oblong-obovate, coriaceous, obliquely 2 lobed apically leaves that is quite showy when it blooms in the fall on an axillary, 9 to 18 [22.5 to 45 cm] pendant, racemose sometimes branched, stout inflorescence with up to 18 scented [Jasmine], long-lived, waxy flowers. Needs to be mounted on cork or tree fern to best display the pendant inflorescence, given ample shade and high humidity as well as daily waterings through the spring and summer months then increase light and give slightly less through the fall and winter.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/4 to 2 inches [3 to 4 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Aerangis Aergs venusta 1918 Schltr.
Add+ Angraecum Angcm articulatum 1872 Rchb.f.
Add+ Angraecum Angcm calligerum 1887 Rchb.f.
Add+ Angraecum Angcm descendens 1882 Rchb.f.
Add+ Angorchis Angorchis articulata 1891 (Rchb.f.) Kuntze
Add+ Rhaphidorhynchus Rhaphidorhynchus articulatus 1912 (Rchb.f.) Poiss.
Add+ Aerangis Aergs calligera 1974 (Rchb.f.) Garay
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Aerangis articulata by Tom Kuligowski.      Aerangis articulata, the Latin word meaning "jointed".  This plant was formerly known as Angraecum articulatum and Angraecum descendens in the early 1900s.  My thought on the bottom line howev... 0
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