Aerangis verdickii (De Wild.) Schltr.
var. rusituensis (Fibeck & Dare) la Croix & P.J. Cribb

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Synonyms: Aerangis rusituensis Fibeck & Dare
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
This variety is distinguished from var. verdickii by the somewhat larger flowers, longer inflorescences, less succulent, green leaves and different flowering time.
Notes: It is a handsome plant with large flowers and therefore threatened by collectors as well as encroaching agricultural activity.
Derivation of specific name: verdickii: named after Edgard Antoine Auguste Verdick, Belgian-born plant collector in Katanga.
Habitat: Occurring in mixed deciduous woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 800 m
Flowering time:May - June
Worldwide distribution: Confined to the Rusitu Valley in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Critically Endangered
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Literature:

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 391 - 393.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 128.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aerangis verdickii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aerangis verdickii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aerangis verdickii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aerangis verdickii
Tropicos: Aerangis verdickii


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 verdickii var. rusituensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118700, retrieved 23 April 2018

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