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Orchid Species: Aeranthes gladiifolia

Kew currently accepted name is Angraecum mauritianum

Aeranthes gladiifolia is an orchid species identified by (Thouars) 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 mauritianum.
Genus
Aeranthes (Aerth.)
Grex
gladiifolia
Parents
Species
Author
(Thouars) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Year
1864
ORIGIN: A small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic species found on the islands of Madagascar and the Mascarenes in forests near the ground at elevations of 200 to 1400 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic species found on the islands of Madagascar and the Mascarenes in forests near the ground at elevations of 200 to 1400 meters with a arching to pendant, flattened, branched stem carrying numerous, distichous, oblong-lanceolate leaves that blooms in late summer on a short inflorescence and carrying a solitary pure white, rather fleshy flower.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 inches [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+ Angraecum Angcm mauritianum 1889 (Poir.) Frapp.
Add+ Aerobion Aerobion gladiifolium 1826 (Thouars) Spreng.
Add+ Angraecum Angcm gladiifolium 1822 Thouars
Add+ Mystacidium Mycdm gladiifolium 1904 (Thouars) Rolfe
Add+ Orchis Orchis mauritiana 1798 Poir. in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck
Add+ Limodorum Limo mauritianum 1829 (Poir.) Sw.
Add+ Mystacidium Mycdm mauritianum 1894 (Poir.) T.Durand & Schinz
Add+ Angorchis Angorchis gladiifolia 1891 (Thouars) Kuntze
Add+ Macroplectrum Ma gladiifolium 1907 (Thouars) Pfitzer ex Finet
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