Aerangis cryptodon

Aerangis cryptodon

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aerangidinae
Genus: Aerangis
Species: Aergs. cryptodon
Binomial name
Aerangis cryptodon
(Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1914

Aerangis cryptodon is an species in the genus Aerangis.


Plant blooms from fall to winter with eight to twenty flowers. Flowers are 3.75 cm wide and fragrant.


Plants are found growing in the rain forest of Madagascar at elevations of 200 to 1800 meters


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.


Common Names: The Aerangis with the Hidden Tooth


  1. Aerangis caulescens Schltr. 1916
  2. Aerangis malmquistiana Schltr. 1925
  3. Aerangis stylosa (Rolfe) Schltr. 1915
  4. Angorchis criptangis Thouars ex Kuntze 1894
  5. Angorchis cryptodon (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891
  6. Angraecum buyssonii God.-Leb. 1891
  7. *Angraecum cryptodon Rchb. f. 1883
  8. Angraecum dubuyssonii God.-Leb. 1887
  9. Angraecum fournierae André 1896
  10. Rhaphidorhynchus stylosus Finet 1907