Aerangis thomsonii

Aerangis thomsonii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aerangidinae
Genus: Aerangis
Species: Aergs. thomsonii
Binomial name
Aerangis thomsonii
(Rolfe) Schltr. 1918

Aerangis thomsonii is a species of orchid in the genus Aerangis.


Plant blooms in the fall with up to ten 6.25 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing on tree trunks and branches in the montane forest of Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania at elevations of 1600 to 3000 meters


Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require moderate lighting and cool to cold 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: Thomson's Aerangis


  1. Aerangis friesiorum Schltr. 1924

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