AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Aeranthes tenella var. borbonica Bosser, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Adansonia 11: 36 (1989).
Description:
This variety differs from Aeranthes tenella by the curious way that the inflorescences are borne on short branches in bundles of 2-10, and by the peduncles that are shorter than the leaves with more nodes. The leaves and flowers are very similar to those of Aeranthes tenella from Madagascar.
Habitat:
Epiphyte in humid forest; 400-700 m; flowering in March and December.
Distribution:
Réunion
References:
WCSP (2017). 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 21.01-2017; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Photograph copyright Rogier van Vugt. Image used with kind permission. Photograph copyright Rogier van Vugt. Image used with kind permission. Photograph copyright Rogier van Vugt. Image used with kind permission.