Aerangis brachycarpa

Aerangis brachycarpa                                                                                                 

Aerangis brachycarpa                                                                                                                                                      photo C.Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Richard) Duran, Thèophile Alexis  &  Schinz, Hans 
  published in      Conspectus Florae Afrcae 5 : 50    1895
  Family Orchidaceae
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe  Vandeae
  Subtribe Aerangidinae
  Genus Aerangis  Reichenbach f. 1865
  chromosomes   2n = 50  

CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.

    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013) 
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots. 
native of origin Kenya (Embu, Nairobi Bahati, Marsabit Gatab, Kajiedo, Lari forest, Kiumbu forest, Gazetteer, Rift Valley,
    Narok, Chyulu, Hills Spring forest), Tanzania (Kilimanjaro, Rombo, Mbeya, Mbarali, Morogoro, Kilosa,
    Ulanga, Mahenge, Rukwa, Sumbawanga, Tatanda), Uganda (Napak), Angola (Moxico),
    Zambia (Kundalila Falls), Eritrea, Ethiopia (Jimma, Lake Awassa, Sidamo, Bole Canyon, Wogera, Woliso)
  altitude 420 - 2134 m (1386 - 7042 ft)
  habitat  climate information from Luso (Moxico, Angola)

Köppen climate classification : Cfa, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with very hot summers

the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1300 m (4290 ft) :

    Aerangis brachycarpa b gr uk
  photoperiod in Luso this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 46 m' to 11 h 14 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low 
inflorescence      length 34 - 42 cm  (13.6" L 17"), axillary
  nr flowers 6 - 8
  size single flower  6 L 6 cm (2.4" L 2.4") - depth  4 cm  (1.6") - spur  11 cm  (5.6")
  duration inflorescence 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 120 days
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