Aerangis brachycarpa - an uncommon aerangis from Africa

 Aerangis brachycarpa
     This is one of the African aerangis. The plant is interesting looking even out of bloom. The leaves are bilobed and often have black dots. Like most aerangis, the inflorescence is pendant. They produce two to twelve flowers which are mostly white and can be tinged pink or green. The photo of our old plant is a bit unusual; they don’t usually maintain the green lip. These like a bit more shade than some of the aerangis and like intermediate to warm conditions. These are NOT COMMON in cultivation.