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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: Aeranthes
Overview of species (43)

A. adenopoda – A. aemula – A. africana – A. albidiflora – A. ambrensis – A. angustidens – A. antennophora – A. arachnites – A. bathieana – A. campbelliae – A. carnosa – A. caudata – A. crassifolia – A. denticulata – A. dentiens – A. ecalcarata – A. filipes – A. grandiflora – A. hermannii – A. laxiflora – A. leandriana – A. moratii – A. multinodis – A. neoperrieri – A. nidus – A. orophila – A. orthopoda – A. parkesii – A. parvula – A. peyrotii – A. polyanthemus – A. ramosa – A. robusta – A. sambiranoensis – A. schlechteri – A. setiformis – A. setipes – A. strangulata – A. subramosa – A. tenella – A. tricalcarata – A. tropophila – A. virginalis

Aeranthes Lindl., Bot. Reg. 10: t. 817 (1824)

Type species: Aeranthes grandiflora Lindl., Bot. Reg. 10: t. 817 (1824)


Lindley, J. (1824) Botanical Register, 10: t. 817.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2014. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 6: Epidendroideae (Part three); page 349 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19964-651-7
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Aeranthes in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 May 15. Reference page. 2013. Aeranthes in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 May 15. 2013. Aeranthes. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 May 15.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Aeranthes. Published online. Accessed: 15 May 2013.
The Plant List 2013. Aeranthes in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 July 6.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: South Tropical Africa
Regional: Western Indian Ocean
Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Réunion.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Vernacular names
перем коми: Эрантес
коми: Эрантес
кырык мары: Эрантес
русский: Эрантес
удмурт: Эрантес

Aeranthes, abbreviated Aerth in the horticultural trade,[1] is an orchid genus with 47 species, mostly from shady, tropical humid forests in Zimbabwe, Madagascar and islands in the Western Indian Ocean.[2] The name "aeranthes" means 'aerial flower', because it grows high in the air.

Aeranthes has a single short, erect, monopodial stem. The leathery, shining, opposite leaves are arranged in two rows of five to seven leaves, with a length of 15–25 cm. New leaves are formed at the top of the stem in a monopodial growth pattern.

The threadlike flower stalk grows downward to a length of almost 30 cm. It carries one or two almost translucent, greenish yellow flowers. The sepals and the shorter petals taper off into five long, narrow shoots. Some give an agreeable, sweet scent in the evening or early morning.
References[permanent dead link]
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