AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Aeranthes dentiens Rchb.f., Flora 68: 381 (1885).
Synonyms:
Mystacidium dentiens (Rchb.f.) T.Durand & Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 52 (1894).
Description:
Plants very incompletely known. According to the description they differ from the A. grandiflora Lindl. 1. by the lamina of the labellum which is obovate-cuneiform, retuse and very longly apiculate apically, subcordate basally, the front margins on each side of the apicule distinctly serrulate; 2. by the spur which is narrow, puberulent interiorly, and abruptly swollen-verrucose in the apical half.
Habitat:
?
Cultivation:
As given for the genus.
Distribution:
Comoros, Madagascar
References:
Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2007; WCSP (2017). 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 21.01-2017; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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