Aerangis oligantha Schltr.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On moss-covered trunks and branches in montane evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 1900 - 2100 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania and northern Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 26.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Page 390.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 252. (Includes a picture).

Stewart, J. (1979). A Revision of the African Species of Aerangis (Orchidaceae) Kew Bulletin 34(2) Pages 301 - 304. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aerangis oligantha
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aerangis oligantha
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aerangis oligantha
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aerangis oligantha
JSTOR Plant Science: Aerangis oligantha
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aerangis oligantha
Plants of the World Online: Aerangis oligantha
Tropicos: Aerangis oligantha
Wikipedia: Aerangis oligantha

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Aerangis oligantha., retrieved 22 April 2024

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