Aerangis verdickii (De Wild.) Schltr.
var. verdickii

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Aerangis verdickii var. verdickii

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Christon Bank

Aerangis verdickii var. verdickii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Robert Mugabe Way, Mutare

Aerangis verdickii var. verdickii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Robert Mugabe Way, Mutare

Aerangis verdickii var. verdickii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Robert Mugabe Way, Mutare

Aerangis verdickii var. verdickii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Car park, Great Zimbabwe

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Synonyms: Aerangis angustum Rolfe
Aerangis erythrurum (Kraenzl.) Garay
Aerangis schliebenii Mansf.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Robust epiphytic or lithophytic herb. Leaves 2-6, oblong-ligulate, grey-green, succulent; sometimes deciduous in dry areas. Inflorescences several, up to 40 cm, 10-14-flowered. Flowers white, turning pale apricot when old. Spur 12-20 cm. See var. rusituensis for comparison.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: verdickii: named after Edgard Antoine Auguste Verdick, Belgian-born plant collector in Katanga.
Habitat: In open woodland, often in hot and drier areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1800 m
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 23 March 2007
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 Pages 24 - 25. as Aerangis verdickii (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 254. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aerangis verdickii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aerangis verdickii
Tropicos: Aerangis verdickii
West African Plants database: Aerangis verdickii


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 verdickii var. verdickii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118690, retrieved 29 May 2016

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