Aerangis appendiculata (De Wild) Schltr.

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Aerangis appendiculata

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Synonyms: Aerangis pachyura sensu Morris Epiphytic Orch. Malawi: 99 (1970)
Aerangis sp. (Williamson 2050) of Williamson, Orch. S. Centr. Africa: 194 (1977).
Mystacidium appendiculatum De Wild.
Common names:
Low level epiphytic herb, occasionally lithophytic. Leaves 3 to 4, oblanceolate, dark green, fleshy or leathery with noticeable reticulate venation. Inflorescences up to 15 cm, pendent, up to 10-flowered. Flowers white, sometimes tinged pink on the spur. Spur slender, relatively short, 4-6 cm. This species is very similar to A. mystacidii, which is more widespread, usually has somewhat larger flowers with longer spurs. The different flowering times are often the easiest way to distinguish the two species.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: appendiculata: with an appendage
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,C
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte.
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Ball, J.S. (1978). Southern African Epiphytic Orchids. Conservation Press, Johannesburg. Pages 34 - 35. As Aerangis mystacidii (Includes a picture).

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 49.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 382 - 383. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 16 - 17. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 246. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 94.

Morris, B. (1970). Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi The Society of Malawi Page 99. as Aerangis pachyura

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 117.

Stewart, J. (1979). A Revision of the African Species of Aerangis (Orchidaceae) Kew Bulletin 34(2) Pages 293 - 295. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 130.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 193 - 194. as Aerangis sp. (Williamson 2050) (Includes a picture).

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Aerangis appendiculata., retrieved 9 December 2019

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