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unknown Aerangis

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Brian Brown, Apr 12, 2014.

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  1. Brian Brown

    Brian Brown Member

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    Flowering right now are two Aerangis plants. The first is a typical A. articulata, aerangis1.jpg but the other one, while similar, looks quite different to me. It came as "Aerangis stylosa", which it obviously is not. aerangis2.jpg
    Help please?
     
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    Gorgeous!
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Hi Brian -- can you give us measurements? Flower height width spur length leaf width and length And a face on pic if the flowers. I have my suspicions but want to be able to confirm :)
     
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    those are two same plants...
     
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    I doubt it; one is 1/2 the size of the other and the flower shape is quite different, but maybe you are right. Another pic below- two of them side by side. More tomorrow. Maybe modesta?[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the comparison shot. The size difference wasn't obvious from the first two images.
     
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    Sarah- the small flowered plant blooms are about 3 cm across; articulata 4 cm. Here is a photo of the smaller flower:

    flower close.jpg

    Now I think it looks like Aerangis modesta "MINI TYPE" pictured in Hillerman & Holst on pg. 131.
     
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    Over the last few years, a lot of European nurseries sold plants labelled A. stylosa which were identified as modesta. I read that in the French literature (following H. Perrier), plants of articulata were called stylosa. I guess that's where this is coming from.