Aerangis appendiculata (De Wild) Schltr.

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Aerangis appendiculata

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Synonyms: Aerangis pachyura sensu Morris
Mystacidium appendiculatum De WIld.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Low level epiphytic herb, occasionally lithophytic. Leaves 3 to 4, oblanceolate, dark green, fleshy or leathery with noticeable reticulate venation. Inflorescences up to 15 cm, pendent, up to 10-flowered. Flowers white, sometimes tinged pink on the spur. Spur slender, relatively short, 4-6 cm. This species is very similar to A. mystacidii, which is more widespread, usually has somewhat larger flowers with longer spurs. The different flowering times are often the easiest way to distinguish the two species.
Derivation of specific name: appendiculata: with an appendage
Habitat: In evergreen forest and high rainfall Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1300 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte.
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Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 49.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 382 - 383. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 16 - 17. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 246. (Includes a picture).

Stewart, J. (1979). A Revision of the African Species of Aerangis (Orchidaceae) Kew Bulletin 34(2) Pages 293 - 295. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 130.

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Flora of Malawi: Aerangis appendiculata
Flora of Mozambique: Aerangis appendiculata
Flora of Zambia: Aerangis appendiculata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aerangis appendiculata
African Plant Database: Aerangis appendiculata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Aerangis appendiculata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aerangis appendiculata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aerangis appendiculata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aerangis appendiculata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aerangis appendiculata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aerangis appendiculata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Aerangis appendiculata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aerangis appendiculata
Ispot Southern Africa: Aerangis appendiculata
JSTOR Plant Science: Aerangis appendiculata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aerangis appendiculata
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aerangis appendiculata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aerangis appendiculata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aerangis appendiculata
Tropicos: Aerangis appendiculata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aerangis appendiculata., retrieved 19 April 2018

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