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Aerangis mooreana

This is a discussion on Aerangis mooreana within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Lars, your orchids-wiki links show different flowering time(summer/fall vs winter/spring) and flower size(8cm vs 2.3cm). ...

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    Lars, your orchids-wiki links show different flowering time(summer/fall vs winter/spring) and flower size(8cm vs 2.3cm).
    Yes that is right: I attached the text from my book which contradicts the orchid wiki. And here is the kew URL, but I couldn't find an original descriptiom.

    The flowers are about 3 cm tall and a little less wide with an 8 cm spur. That fits with both descriptions
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    Lars, it is very confusing indeed on the flower parts. The lip part sounds different though if I understand correctly. The spur on A. mooreana is much longer too.

    Acoording to Joyce S., the leaves on Aerangis mooreana are "light green and greyish green, smooth and glossy", "the plants are rather similar to those of Aerangis modesta"

    My A. mystacidii has the green leaves with some sort of variegated markings (like yours), not nearly as smooth as those on Aerangis modesta. My Aerangis modesta has greyish green/dark green with blueish shine on the surface, "much much thicker" than those on mystacidii, very glossy/waxy.

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    Guess we wont resolve this: I agree, the leaves are probably closer to the description of mystacidii. I don't have modesta to compare to.

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