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Aerangis mystacidii

Aerangis mystacidii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aerangidinae
Genus: Aerangis
Species: Aergs. mystacidii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Aerangis mystacidii
(Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1917


Aerangis mystacidii is an species in the genus Aerangis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in summer to fall with five to twenty five 2.3cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of lilies.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on small twigs and branches in forest and gorges near water in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia at elevations of 60 to 1800 meters

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown in hanging baskets or mounted and usually require moderate lighting and warm temperatures. If grown in a basket or mounted, 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 Mystacidium-like Aerangis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Aerangis mystacidioides Schltr. 1915
  2. Aerangis pachyura Schlechter 1918
  3. *Angraecum mystacidii Rchb. f. 1847
  4. Angraecum pachyurum Rolfe 1813
  5. Angraecum saundersiae Bolus 1888

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