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Aerangis thomsonii

Aerangis thomsonii

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


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

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

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

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: Thomson's Aerangis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Aerangis friesiorum Schltr. 1924

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