There has been considerable confusion over the naming of this species, Finet refered to it as Rhaphidorhynchus curnowianus, a name based on Aeranthus curnowianus Rchb.f. (correctly Aeranthes). The misinterpretation of Reichenbach's name was perpetuated by Schlechter who made a combination of the name in Jumellea, and later by Perrier de la Bâthie who made a combination of the name in Aerangis. However all these names actually refer to a sp corectly placed in the genus Angraecum. Aerangis monantha is similar to A. fuscata.