(pronounced: ran-GAYR-iss)


Vandeae subtribe Aerangidinae

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Monopodial epiphytes or rarely lithophytes. Stems concealed by persistent, imbricate leaf bases. Leaves alternate, distichous, coriaceous, conduplicate, apically bilobed. Inflorescences axillary, arching-pendent racemes. Flowers white or yellowish white. Sepals and petals free, subsimilar, spreading. Lip unlobed or obscurely three-lobed, with a long, slender, pendent spur, without any callus. Column without a foot or wings; pollinia two, each borne on a separate stipe fused at their base and attached to a common viscidium.


An anagram of Aerangis.


A genus of six species from tropical Africa. Senghas erected Rangaeris section Biglandulosae for one species now placed in Cribbia Senghas.

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Senghas, K. 1965. Die Gattung Rangaeris. Die Orchidee 16:176-183.