Aerangis mystacidii (Rchb. f.) Schltr.

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Aerangis mystacidii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along small tributary below Cloud's Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Aerangis mystacidii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along small tributary below Cloud's Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Aerangis mystacidii

Photo: Bart Wursten
At Clouds Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Aerangis mystacidii

Photo: Bart Wursten
At Clouds Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Aerangis mystacidii

Photo: Bart Wursten
At Clouds Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Aerangis mystacidii

Photo: Bart Wursten
At Clouds Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Aerangis mystacidii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Clouds Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

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Synonyms: Aerangis pachyura (Rolfe) Schltr.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Epiphytic herb. Leaves 2-8, oblanceolate to obovate, leathery or slightly fleshy. Inflorescences horizontal or pendent up to 30 cm with up to 24 flowers. Flowers white, pink tinged in the spur with the lateral sepals strongly reflexed. Spur usually 6-8 cm long, curved forwards. See A. appendiculata for comparison. This species can be very variable in size. This is apparently not always related to differences in habitat, as smaller and larger plants seem to retain their sizes when grown together in cultivation (La Croix, 1997).
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mystacidii: like a moustach, presumably referring to the shape of the of the lateral sepals
Habitat: Mostly in riverine forest, but also in evergreen forest and high rainfall woodland.
Altitude range: Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Mar - May
Worldwide distribution: From Tanzania to South Africa and Swaziland.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,M
Growth form(s): Epiphyte.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 4 October 2016
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 128.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 78.

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 388 - 389. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 21 - 24.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 250. (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.

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 289 - 293. (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 Pages 130 - 131.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 83.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Aerangis mystacidii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118670, retrieved 24 August 2019

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