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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Vandeae
Subtribus: Angraecinae
Genus: Aerangis
Overview of species (58)

A. alcicornis – A. appendiculata – A. arachnopus – A. articulata – A. biloba – A. bouarensis – A. boutonii – A. brachycarpa – A. calantha – A. carnea – A. citrata – A. collum-cygni – A. concavipetala – A. confusa – A. coriacea – A. coursiana – A. cryptodon – A. decaryana – A. distincta – A. divitiflora – A. ellisii – A. fastuosa – A. flexuosa – A. fuscata – A. gracillima – A. gravenreuthii – A. hariotiana – A. hildebrandtii – A. hologlottis – A. humblotii – A. hyaloides – A. jacksonii – A. kirkii – A. kotschyana – A. lacroixiae – A. luteoalba – A. macrocentra – A. maireae – A. megaphylla – A. modesta – A. monantha – A. montana – A. mooreana – A. mystacidii – A. oligantha – A. pallidiflora – A. pulchella – A. punctata – A. rostellaris – A. seegeri – A. somalensis – A. spiculata – A. splendida – A. stelligera – A. stylosa – A. thomsonii – A. ugandensis – A. verdickii
Nothospecies (3)

A. × chirioana – A. × isobyliae – A. × primulina

Name

Aerangis Rchb.f., Flora 48: 190 (1865)

Type species: Aerangis brachycarpa (A.Rich.) T.Durand & Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 50 (1894)

Synonymy

Heterotypic
Radinocion Ridl., Bol. Soc. Brot. 5: 200 (1887)
Barombia Schltr., Die Orchideen: 600 (1914)
× Barangis auct., Orchid Rev. 90(1065) cppo: 8 (1982)
Microterangis Senghas, Die Orchidee (Hamburg) 36: 22 (1985)

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Africa
East Tropical Africa
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.
Northeast Tropical Africa
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan.
South Tropical Africa
Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Southern Africa
Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Swaziland.
West Tropical Africa
Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.
West-Central Tropical Africa
Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Rwanda, Zaire.
Western Indian Ocean
Comoros, Madagascar, Réunion.
Asia-Tropical
Indian Subcontinent
Sri Lanka.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References
Primary references

Reichenbach, H.G. 1865. Flora 48: 190.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2014. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 6: Epidendroideae (Part three); page 344 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19964-651-7

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Aerangis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 March 21. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Aerangis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 March 21. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Aerangis. Published online. Accessed: 21 March 2020.
The Plant List 2013. Aerangis in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 March 21.
Tropicos.org 2020. Aerangis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 March 21.

Vernacular names

فارسی: آرگس‌ها
日本語: エランギス属
перем коми: Эрангис
коми: Эрангис
мокшень: Эрангис
олык марий: Эрангис
кырык мары: Эрангис
русский: Аэрангис
удмурт: Эрангис

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