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Orchid Species: Aeranthes grandiflora

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Aeranthes grandiflora is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1833.
Genus
Aeranthes (Aerth.)
Grex
grandiflora
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1833
ORIGIN: A small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte from Madagascar at altitudes up to 1200 meters in humid rainforests from the coast to the central plateua.

DESCRIPTION: A small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte from Madagascar at altitudes up to 1200 meters in humid rainforests from the coast to the central plateua, with a very short stem and 5 to 7 distichous, narrowly oblong, coriaceous, unequally bilobed apically, broad leaves and has bizarre flowers that emerge in the late spring through summer from an axillary, 4 to 4' [10 to 120 cm] long, pendant spikes with sheaths covering the peduncle, and have 1 to 2, large, fragrant, long-lasting flowers at the apex. Never cut them off as they keep reblooming even if it seems dead.

FLOWER SIZE: 8 inches [20 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Aeranthes Aerth brachycentron 1890
Add+ Angraecum Angcm grandiflorum 1895
Add+ Aeranthes Aerth arachnitis 1824
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