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Aerangis biloba

Aerangis biloba

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aerangidinae
Genus: Aerangis
Species: Aergs. biloba
Alliance:
Binomial name
Aerangis biloba
[Lindley]Schlechter 1915


Aerangis biloba is an species in the genus Aerangis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to summer with up to twenty 4 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the woodland forest of western and central Africa, Comoro Islands, and Madagascar at elevations around 700 meters.

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hung in baskets and mounted, and usually require moderate to low levels of sunlight and intermediate to warm temperatures. If hung, the roots must be watered frequently. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Two-lobed Aerangis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Aerangis campyloplectron (Rchb.f.) Garay 1972
  2. Angorchis biloba (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Angorchis campyloplectron (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891
  4. Angraecum apiculatum Hooker 1845
  • Angraecum bilobum Lindley 1840
  1. Angraecum campyloplectron Rchb.f. 1855
  2. Rhaphidorhynchus bilobus (Lindl.) Finet 1907

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