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Aerangis ellisii

Aerangis ellisii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aerangidinae
Genus: Aerangis
Species: Aergs. ellisii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Aerangis ellisii
(B.S. Williams) Schltr. 1914


Aerangis ellisii is an species in the genus Aerangis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with thirteen to twenty four 6.25 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in central and eastern Madagascar at elevations of 1100 to 1400 meters

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require moderate to low levels of sunlight and cool 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: Ellis' Aerangis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Aerangis alata H. Perrier 1938
  2. Aerangis platyphylla Schltr. 1925
  3. Angorchis ellisii (B.S. Williams) Kuntze 1891
  4. Angraecum buyssonii God.-Leb. 1891
  5. Angraecum dubuyssonii God.-Leb. 1887
  6. *Angraecum ellisii B.S. Williams 1871

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