Aerangis kotschyana (Rchb. f.) Schltr.

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Aerangis kotschyana

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Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Aerangis kotschyana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Aerangis kotschyana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Aerangis kotschyana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

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Synonyms: Aerangis grantii (Baker) Schltr.
Angraecum kotschyanum Rchb. f.
Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
A low level epiphyte. Leaves 3-5 (occasionally more), obovate, yellowish green with visible reticulate venation. Inflorescence usually 1 or 2, pendent, up to 20-flowered. Flowers in 2 well-spaced rows, white, sometimes tinged with salmon pink, about 3.5 cm in diameter. Spur up to 24 cm, when straightened, with one to several spiral twists like a corkscrew.
Notes: Two isolated subpopulations are known from the Zambezi and Rusitu Valleys. The Zambezi population is probably extinct. The species is listed as Endangered.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A low level epiphyte, growing on trunks and lower branches of trees in woodland and forest, often close to water.
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 800 m
Flowering time:Apr - May
Worldwide distribution: From West Africa through Central Africa and from Ethiopia and the Sudan south to Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Endangered
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 18 May 2013
Literature:

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 49.

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Page 21.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 249. (Includes a picture).

Stewart, J. (1979). A Revision of the African Species of Aerangis (Orchidaceae) Kew Bulletin 34(2) Pages 252 - 256. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aerangis kotschyana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118660, retrieved 30 September 2016

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