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  1. Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aerangis Rchb.f.
      1. Aerangis appendiculata (De Wild.) Schltr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

    Orchidaceae, I. la Croix & P.J. Cribb. Flora Zambesiaca 11:2. 1998

    Habit
    Epiphytic herb, occasionally lithophytic; stem short; roots numerous, 2–5 mm in diameter, radiating across the bark of the host tree.
    Leaves
    Leaves 2–4, up to 8 × 3 cm, obovate, unequally 2-lobed at the apex with acute lobes; the lamina dark green with a conspicuous reticulate venation, slightly fleshy.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences pendent, 8–14 cm long, 1–10-flowered. Peduncle short, with 1 or 2 sheaths; rhachis slightly zigzag.
    Pedicel and Ovary
    Pedicel and ovary 11–14 mm long.
    Bracts
    Bracts loose, 3–5 mm long, ovate, obtuse.
    Flowers
    Flowers white, the pedicel and spur sometimes tinged with pink.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal erect or arching over column, 5–8 × 2–4 mm, elliptic or obovate, obtuse; lateral sepals similar but slightly narrower, reflexed or spreading.
    Corolla
    Petals similar to sepals.
    Labellum
    Lip (4.5)7–8 × 2.8–4.5 mm; spur slender, 4–6 cm long.
    Column
    Column 1.5–2 mm long; rostellum very elongated, at first directed towards mouth of spur but porrect when the viscidium is removed.
    Fruits
    Capsules c. 15 × 6 mm, ellipsoid.
    [FTEA]

    Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

    Habit
    Epiphytic herb.
    Stem
    Stem short, bearing very numerous dark greyish roots, 2–3 mm. in diameter, which radiate across the bark of the host tree or rock like those of a Mystacidium.
    Leaves
    Leaves 2–4, obovate, up to 8 cm. long, 2 cm. wide, unequally bilobed at the tip, the lobes subacute, dark green with a conspicuous reticulate venation.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence pendulous, 11–14 cm. long, bearing 1–7 flowers; peduncle terete, short, bearing 1–2 sheaths; rhachis slightly zigzag; bracts loose, ovate, obtuse, 3–5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers erect, white with pinkish pedicel and spur; pedicel with ovary 11–14 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Dorsal sepal erect or arching forward over the column, elliptic or obovate, subobtuse, 5–8 mm. long, 2–3.5 mm. wide; lateral sepals similar, reflexed or spreading, slighdy narrower than the dorsal sepal.
    Corolla
    Petals similar to the sepals and of the same size.
    Labellum
    Lip elliptic, oblong, minutely apiculate, (4.5–)7–8 mm. long, 2.8–4.5 mm. wide.
    Spur
    Spur slender, 4–6 cm. long.
    Column
    Column short, erect, 1.5–2 mm. long; rostellum very elongated, directed towards the mouth of the spur at first, porrect when the viscidium is removed; pollinia globose; stipes short, very slender; viscidium narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, the margins rolled over the rostellum, 2 mm. long.
    Habitat
    On boles of trees in upland evergreen forest; 2000 m.
    Distribution
    T7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Aerangis appendiculata (De Wild.) Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    la Croix, I. [100], Malawi 50128.000
    la Croix, I. [211], Malawi 50157.000
    la Croix, I., Malawi 51834.000
    Gassner, A. [214], Malawi 48159.000
    Johnston-Stewart, N. [3], Malawi 45153.000
    Johnston-Stewart, N. [4], Malawi 45159.000
    Dowsett-Lemaire, F. [544], Malawi 46702.000
    Gassaer, A. [215], Malawi 45851.000
    Keeley, P., Tanzania 51486.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 114 (1918)

    Accepted by

    • la Croix, I. (2014). Aerangis. Exquisite African orchids to discover, identify and grow: 1-200. Tiber Press, Portland, Oregon.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • la Croix, I. (2014). Aerangis. Exquisite African orchids to discover, identify and grow: 1-200. Tiber Press, Portland, Oregon.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • J. Stewart in Kew Bulletin 34: 293 (1979).
    • Schltr. in Beih. Bot. Centr. 36: 114 (1918).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0