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Aerangis citrata

Aerangis citrata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aerangidinae
Genus: Aerangis
Species: Aergs. citrata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Aerangis citrata
[Thou]Schlechter 1914


Aerangis citrata is an species in the genus Aerangis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to fall with twenty to thirty flowers. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of lemons and 2 to 3cm

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on tree branches and mossy rocks of the humid evergreen forests of Madagascar at elevations of 0 to 1500 meters.

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require full sunlight and intermediate to warm temperatures. If hunged 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 Lemon-scented Aerangis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Aerobion citratum Sprgl. 1826
  2. Angorchis citrata O. Ktze. 1891
  3. *Angraecum citratum Thou 1822
  4. Rhaphidorhynchus citratus Finet 1907

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