Aerides crassifolia Parish & Rchb.f 1874 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

FragrancePart sunHotTo CoolSpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Thick-Leafed Aerides - In Thailand - Kulak daeng

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

A small to medium sized, cool to hot growing, monopodial epiphyte from pennisular Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and northeastern Thailand in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests at elevations of sealevel to 1300 meters with a erect stem carrying 8, oblong-ligulate, rigid, thick, olive green leaves that are bilobed apically that blooms in spring and summer with up to 50 fragrant, long-lived flowers on an arching to pendant, 5 to 12" [12.5 to 30 cm] long raceme.

This plant requires wood slat basket culture and a drier winter rest.

Synonyms Aerides expansa Rchb.f 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965 as A crassifolium; Miniature Orchids McQueen 1992; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 6 1993 photo; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash and La Croix 2005; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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