Aerangis modesta by Bruce & Chris Bennett The Genus was described by H.G.Reichenbach in 1865. Many of the species were  originally described in the genus Angraecum, but have been transferred, mostly by  Rudolf Schlechter and V.S.Summerhayes. However we do not have any reference  books showing who described this species.  The following information has been taken from “A Cultural Manual For Angraecoid  Orchid Growers” by Fred Hillerman;  This is a species of Madagascar, occurring in habitat elevations of from 0-  4000ft.(1200m), will do well under low light conditions, flowering in spring (ours  flowered in late summer), will do well on slabs (always subject to special care,  watering etc.) high relative humidity, fertilizer ranks fairly low in order of  importance and is applied in moderation, warm to intermediate conditions, adult  plants 5-6 inches (but how does he measure this, our plant has 6 leaves 120x30mm  alternatively along a short stem of 50mm), flowers 38mm and 18 to an inflorescence.  Our plant had 7-8 flowers with quite long spurs of 120mm and it obviously has a lot  of growing to do to meet Hillerman’s standard. We only recently acquired this plant  from Dark Star Orchids. It is growing in a pot in spagnum and perlite, with some  rock in the bottom. This is how we received it and how it will stay, watched carefully,  before we consider re-potting into our perlite/peat mix.  Growing Oncidium species in Brisbane Environmental Conditions for Vandaceous Orchids Adelopetalum bracteatum Aerangis modesta Ancistrochilus rothschildianus Ascocentrum christensonianum Bulbophyllum annandalei   Bulbophyllum dissitiflorum Bulbophyllum hamelinii  Bulbophyllum lasiochilum Bulbophyllum lobbii Bulbophyllum schillerianum Cattleya loddigesii Cattleya skinneri Coelia triptera Cymbidium erythraeum More Articles