This is a really special species from Madagascar. It has long been frequently sold as Aergs. curnowiana which is incorrect. The epithet monantha means ‘one-flowered’. Even a specimen plant will have few flowers because each inflorescence carries one or occasionally two flowers on a short inflorescence. A “dwarf” plant, it’s common for a plant to have just two or three leaves which will sometimes have a reddish margin. They have beautiful verrucose roots with distinct bronze-colored growing tips. They are quite “stout” on a mature plant. The flowers are beautiful; as the flower opens, the spur becomes loosely coiled and extends to 5-1/8” long! Click here for culture information.
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