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Orchid Species: Aerides odorata

Aerides odorata is an orchid species identified by Lour. in 1790.
Genus
Aerides (Aer.)
Grex
odorata
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lour.
Year
1790
ORIGIN: This species is the type species for the genus and is widespread through the Chinese Himalayas, western Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Penninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi and the Philippines occurring in broadleaf, evergreen, lowland forests as a large to giant sized, highly variable, hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 200 to 2000 meters high up in trees in bright sun.

DESCRIPTION: A large to giant sized, highly variable, hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 200 to 2000 meters high up in trees in bright sun with very stout, drooping, branching stems carrying fleshy, incurved, oblong-ligulate, round lobed at the apex, broad, pale green leaves. As it's name implies it is highly fragrant and blooms in the late spring through fall on up to 3, sharply pendant, to 2' [60 cm] long, many [to 30] flowered, cylindric inflorescence that arise out of the leaf axils and as developing can be very sticky and giving rise to many, waxy, very fragrant flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 to 1 3/4 inch [2.5 to 4.4 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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