Aerides biswasianum is an orchid species name for which no taxonomic record was found. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Papilionanthe biswasiana.
ORIGIN: Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Yunnan China and Borneo in forests on tree trunks at elevations of 1700 to 1900 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect to pendulous, stout, often unbranched stem carrying well spaced, terete, fleshy, abruptly contracted apically, aristate leaves that blooms in the spring on an often shorter than the leaves, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 3, short sheaths and broadly ovate-triangular, slightly fleshy floral bracts and carrying widely opening flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 1.6 inches [4 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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