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Orchid Species: Arachnis flos-aeris

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Arachnis flos-aeris is an orchid species identified by (L.) Rchb.f. in 1886.
Genus
Arachnis (Arach.)
Grex
flos-aeris
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(L.) Rchb.f.
Year
1886
ORIGIN: Found on the Malaysian peninsula as well as Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Philippines in mangroves and along rivers at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: As a large to giant sized, hot to warm growing monopodial, climbing epiphyte or scrambling lithophyte often over 15' tall, with terete, elongate, scandent stems carrying ligulate or linear-oblong, curved, slightly twisted, notched and gradually narrowing towards the apex, basally clasping leaves that are pierced below at intervals by roots and blooms on a simple or branched, axillary, to 4' [120 cm] long, ascending to drooping inflorescence carrying many widely spaced flowers with a strong musky to sweet scent occurring in humid environments almost continuously but most in the fall.

FLOWER SIZE: 4 inches [10 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Arachnis Arach flosaeris
Add+ Arachnis Arach moschifera 1825 Blume
Add+ Epidendrum Epi flos-aeris 1753 J.Koenig
Add+ Renanthera Ren arachnites 1833 (Sw.) Lindl.
Add+ Renanthera Ren moschifera 1904 (Blume) Knuth
Add+ Aerides Aer matutina 1805 (Poir.) Blume
Add+ Arachnanthe Ane flos-aeris 1905 (L.) J.J.Sm.
Add+ Limodorum Limo flos-aeris 1799 (L.) Sw.
Add+ Renanthera Ren flos-aeris 1855 (L.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi aerosanthum 1880 St.-Lag.
Add+ Arachnanthe Ane moschifera 1849 (Blume) Blume
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