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Orchid Species: Aeranthes disticha

Kew currently accepted name is Angraecum distichum

Aeranthes disticha is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers in 1864. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Angraecum distichum.
Genus
Aeranthes (Aerth.)
Grex
disticha
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Year
1864
ORIGIN: Found in Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Central African Republic, Gabon, Cameroon, Zaire, Rwanda, Uganda and Angola on large trees in rain forests as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool and humid growing, Lockhartia-like epiphyte from elevations of 200 [1400] to 1600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A miniature to small sized, hot to cool and humid growing, Lockhartia-like epiphyte from elevations of 200 [1400] to 1600 meters with leafy stems that form large clumps and carrying distichous, falcately oblong-elliptic, bilaterally compressed leaves that blooms on a very short, axillary, solitary flowered inflorescence with a long-lived, small, fragrant flower occurring in the summer on new leaves and most often more than one.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/4 inch [0.6 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Angraecum Angcm distichum 1835 Lindl.
Add+ Angraecum Angcm imbricatum 1918 (Sw.) Schltr.
Add+ Angraecum Angcm poppendickianum 2001 Szlach. & Olszewski
Add+ Limodorum Limo imbricatum 1805 Sw.
Add+ Macroplectrum Ma distichum 1907 (Lindl.) Finet
Add+ Mystacidium Mycdm distichum 1889 (Lindl.) Pfitzer in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl (eds.)
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