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Orchid Species: Aerangis verdickii

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Aerangis verdickii is an orchid species identified by (De Wild.) Schltr. in 1918.
Aerangis (Aergs.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
(De Wild.) Schltr.
ORIGIN: Found from Rwanda, Zaire, Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Transvaal South Africa as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing, smaller, monopodial epiphyte from open woodlands usually on high branches but occasionally on rocks from 100 to 1800 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing, smaller, monopodial epiphyte from open woodlands usually on high branches but occasionally on rocks from 100 to 1800 meters with a short stem carrying 2 to 6, oblong-ligulate, undulate margins, subequally bilobed apically, the lobes acute or obtuse, thick, fleshy, gray green leaves that can be deciduous if the plant dries out in the winter that blooms in the spring or summer on a 16 [50 cm] long, few to several [10 to 12] flowered, racemose inflorescence with sweet smelling flowers, needing to be mounted, given partial shade and a dry winter.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 to 2 inches with a 5 to 8 inch spur [3cm with 12 to 17 cm spurs] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Angraecum Angcm augustum 1908 Rolfe
Add+ Aerangis Aergs erythrura 1972 (Kraenzl.) Garay
Add+ Aerangis Aergs rusituensis 1997 Fibeck & Dare
Add+ Aerangis Aergs schliebenii 1937 Mansf.
Add+ Angraecum Angcm verdickii 1902 De Wild.
Add+ Angraecum Angcm erythrurum 1929 Kraenzl.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Aergs. verdickii 'Tails of Woodburn' (2 awards in 2006) Aergs. verdickii 'Creole' (2 awards in 1984) Aergs. verdickii 'Jaco' (2002) Aergs. verdickii 'Hunabu' (1981) Aergs. verdickii 'Seth' (1978)
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