Aerangis arachnopus – 365 days of orchids – day 1679

Aerangis arachnopus is an elegant small growing species from Central Africa where it grows in evergreen forest from 400-1000m. This indicates that the species enjoys warm shaded conditions and so we grow it in Warm Asia with additional shade in the summer. The dark soft leaves are easily burnt by full summer sun.

In common with most Aerangis species this plant is pollinated by moths and has a long spur containing nectar showing a specialist relationship with long tongued Hawk Moths. The spur curves at the back of the flower with access just below the column.



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