Aerangis alcicornis

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Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Vandeae
Subtribus: Angraecinae
Genus: Aerangis
Species: Aerangis alcicornis


Aerangis alcicornis (Rchb.f.) Garay, Bot. Mus. Leafl. 23: 157 (1972).


  • Basionym
    • Angraecum alcicorne Rchb.f., Otia Bot. Hamburg.: 117 (1881).
  • Homotypic
    • Angorchis alcicornis (Rchb.f.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 651 (1891).
  • Heterotypic
    • Aerangis calodictyon Summerh., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1934: 214 (1934).
    • Aerangis lutambae Mansf., Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 12: 704 (1935).


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • East Tropical Africa
      • Tanzania.
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Mozambique.

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


Primary references[edit]

  • Garay, L.A. 1972. On the Systematics of the Monopodial Orchids I. Botanical Museum Leaflets, Harvard University 23(4): 149–212. BHL Reference page. 157.

Additional references[edit]

  • Joyce Stewart et al. (2006) Angrecoid Orchids. Timber Press Eds., Portland, OR, USA


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