Aeranthes fragrans is an orchid species identified by (Thouars) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers in 1864. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Jumellea fragrans.
ORIGIN: Found in Reunion and Mauritius in evergreen forests at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, branching, densely leafy stem enveloped by wrinkled sheaths and carrying linear-ligulate, almost equally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring through early fall on several axillary, shorter than the leaves, 4 [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 3 basal bracts and carrying fragrant flower and leaves.
FLOWER SIZE: 3 inches [7.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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