Aerangis fuscata is a miniature sized epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar, where this orchid grows on the twiggy, moss and lichen coated branches of large shrubs and small trees, in rainforest and forested areas.  Aerangis fuscata can be found growing in both lowland and upland areas.

Aerangis fuscata is a very attractive orchid species, this orchid produces glossy green leaves, which have a rather handsome reddish brown outline. 

Angraecum dollii is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar.

It’s wise to be mindful of the plant’s natural growing conditions and to include a drier period in your plant’s growing regime, in order to grow this miniature orchid successfully.  Angraecum dollii enjoys a dry season in its native environment.  I find that Angraecum dollii plants grow well in bright, but indirect light and high humidity.

Angraecum ochraceum is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar.  I’m told that Angraecum ochraceum enjoys a widespread occupation in the mountainous forests and highlands of Eastern Madagascar.  This miniature orchid is often sighted growing on trees in the Antananarivo, Antsiranana Fianarantsoa, Toamasina, and Toliara provinces.

Angraecum ochraceum is a slow growing miniature orchid species, which favours growing in a location where the plant will receive bright, but diffused, indirect light and high humidity. 

Angraecum didieri is endemic to Madagascar, where this miniature orchid species can be found growing upon trees in humid, evergreen forests.  This epiphytic miniature orchid species grows well when mounted on either cork or cedar bark.  You could also grow Angraecum didieri in a small pot, using a coarse grade potting mix, which contains pieces of cork bark and charcoal, if you prefer.

Aeranthes arachnites is a small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Madagascar and the Island of Reunion. 

I have found that Aeranthes arachnites enjoys fairly bright, filtered, indirect light, warm temperatures, good air circulation, and high humidity.  Aeranthes arachnites produces delicately fragrant flowers, which are borne on long, pendent flowering stems.  This is a surprisingly floriferous orchid, the plant’s old stems can flower for a number years, new flowering stems are readily produced, and each flowering stem is quick to produce flowers, blooming in succession for most of the year.  

Aerangis modesta is a small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar and the Comoros Islands, where this orchid can be found growing upon trees, in forested areas.  You might not look twice at this plant when it’s not in bloom, but Aerangis modesta is so very beautiful whilst it’s in flower, this orchid produces white, pendent blooms, which trail below the plant. 

Aerangis citrata is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar, where plants can be found growing upon the branches and trunks of trees, in areas of evergreen forest.

This miniature orchid species produces long, pendant, flowering stems, which feature up to thirty, small, white flowers.  Aerangis citrata flowers are not long lasting, although plants’ flowering times vary.  Some Aerangis citrata flowers delight us for just a few days before they fade, while other blooms can last for up to three weeks. 

Angraecum equitans can be found growing in Madagascar, in humid, highland forests.  This epiphytic orchid species grows in full sun, on the outer branches of trees.

Angraecum equitans flowers in spring and summer, its flowers are large, white, and fragrant in the evening.

This Angraecum equitans specimen is growing inside my Miniature Orchid BiOrbAir terrarium, you can see how well this miniature orchid is growing in my BiOrbAir Review – Growing Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir.  

Aerangis punctata is an epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing in central highland Madagascar, and also on the island nation of Reunion, at elevations between 900m and 1500m.

Aerangis punctata grows in humid, evergreen forests, and in highland forests and scrubland, where this plant can be found growing upon both shrubs and trees.  In its native environment, Aerangis punctata flowers from December through until March. 

Aerangis fastuosa can be found in the eastern and central Madagascar highlands, between 900 and 1750m.  This miniature, epiphytic orchid species grows in a number of different natural habitats, from humid, evergreen forests, to mountain and coastal forests, where it flowers from July to December each year.

Aerangis fastuosa produces white flowers, which are very large in comparison to the size of the plant.  

Aerangis hyaloides is an orchid species that’s endemic to Eastern Madagascar, where this miniature, epiphytic orchid species grows on the branches of trees, in moist areas of shady, evergreen forests.  Aerangis hyaloides produces racemose inflorescences of up to twenty, white coloured, glistening blooms, from winter to early spring, each year.

The specific epithet of this miniature orchid species’ name is ‘hyaloides’, which originates from the greek word for glass, this references this orchid’s beautiful flowers, which naturally glisten, and sparkle – the blooms can certainly be considered as glass-like, and this delightful miniature orchid’s leaves are naturally glossy too.  

Aerangis macrocentra can be found in Madagascar.  This miniature orchid species is often found low down, almost at ground level, growing as an epiphyte, upon moss and lichen covered trees, in the forests of the highlands of central Madagascar.  Aerangis macrocentra produces long, pendant, many flowered white inflorescences.  On mature plants, each inflorescence is comprised of many small flowers.

Due to the plant’s beauty, sadly Aerangis macrocentra has suffered as a species from the over collection of wild specimens to supply the demand from orchid collectors and the orchid trade.