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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by gg68, Apr 19, 2019.
Nice plant! Mine is in bloom as well. I took photos, will probably post some time this weekend.
Gilles, can you (or anyone) distinguish this and A. hildebrandtii? It seems to be a little redder, and the flower is a bit bigger? I've been investingating about this, but I think la Croix (2014) and Oviatt and Nerison (2016, link to pdf) seems to suggest that it isn't possible. Apparently Kraezlin wasn't aware of A. hildebrandtii when he originally described A. hariotiana since he thought that A. hariotiana was really close to Rhipidoglossum xanthopollinium.
I gave Isobyl LaCroix a picture she put in her last book about Aerangis.
This pictures shows a hildenbrandtii's spike close to a hariotiana's spike.
Hildebrandtii's flowers are smaller, as the whole plant is
Thanks, Gilles. I was editing my blog, and looked at laCroix's book again, and I noticed that it was your photo! Oviatt and Nerison mentioned that the flower size is a bit difficult due to variation within species, but they noticed that the fragrance is different. Do you notice the difference in fragrance?
No I didn't but as I have lost hildebrandtii some years ago, I can not try anymore...