Aerangis mystacidii

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Aerangis mystacidii (not my photo)

Common Name: The Mystacidium-like Aerangis
Scented: yes, Lily of the Valley
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: cool to hot
Blooms: summer and autumn
Flower Size: 2.3cm
Synonyms: Aerangis mystacidioides Schltr. 1915 ; Aerangis pachyura Schlechter 1918; *Angraecum mystacidii Rchb. f. 1847; Angraecum pachyurum Rolfe 1813; Angraecum saundersiae Bolus 1888

This miniature, epiphytic species is found in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia in riverine forests, in gorges and along streams on small twigs overhanging water as well as evergreen or woodland forests away from water with high rainfall at elevations of 60m to 1800m with short to 10cm long carrying 2 to 8 oblanceolate to obovate, leathery to slightly fleshy, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms with an arching to pendant, 30cm long, inflorescence that carries from 3 to 25, fragrant [Lily of the Valley] flowers occurring in the summer and autumn and is best cork mounted with cool to hot temperatures, moderate shade, high humidity in the growing season and a cooler drier rest.


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