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Aerangis kirkii

Aerangis kirkii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aerangidinae
Genus: Aerangis
Species: Aergs. kirkii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Aerangis kirkii
(Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1918


Aerangis kirkii is an species in the genus Aerangis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from summer to fall with up to six 5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa at elevations up to 450 meters

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require full sunlight and 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: Kirk's Aerangis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Angraecum apiculatum var. kirkii (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1885
  2. *Angraecum bilobum var. kirkii Rchb.f. 1882
  3. Angraecum kirkii (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1897

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