Aerangis mooreana

 Aerangis mooreana

no longer in collection   
Aerangis mooreana                                                                                                                                                         photo C.Solimbergo 


taxonomy described by (Rolfe ex Sander) Cribb, Phillip James  &  Stewart, Joce L. Stewart
  published in      Orchid Rewiew 91 : 218   1983
   Family Orchdaceae 
  Subfamily   Epidendroideae
  Tribe Vandeae
  Subtribe Aerangidinae
  Genus Aerangis  Reichenbach f. 1865
  metabolism 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 Comoros (Anjouan, Ndzonani), Madagascar (Mahajunga, Maevatanana)
  altitude 0 - 600 m (0 - 1980 ft)                                           
  habitat climate informations from Ouella (Gran Comoros, Comoros)
    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (no winter season, more abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 300 m / 990 ft) :
    Aerangis mooreana b gr uk
  photoperiod in Ouella 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    partial shade
inflorescence      length 10 - 12 cm  (4" - 4.8"), axillary
  nr flowers  4 - 5
  size single flower  1.5 L 2 cm  (0.6" L 0.8")
  duration inflorescence 10 - 20 days
  time  to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days
CITES appendix II

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