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Aerangis fastuosa

Aerangis fastuosa

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


Aerangis fastuosa is an species in the genus Aerangis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to spring with one to six 5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant at night.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on small branches in Madagascar at elevations of 1000 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 Magnificent Aerangis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Angorchis fastuosa [Rchb.f.]O.Ktze. 1891
  2. *Angraecum fastuosum Rchb.f 1881
  3. Rhaphidorhynchus fastuosus [Rchb.f] Finet 1907

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