Aerides emericii Rchb.f. 1882 SECTION Aerides Photo courtesy of Blumea 103 and his Andaman Islands Orchid Website

Drawing Drawing by Walter Hood Fitch and Curtis Botanical Magazine


Common Name or Meaning Emerici's Aerides

Flower Size .48 to .52" [1.2 to 1.3 cm]

Found in the Andaman and Coco Island as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying narrow, elongate, broad, leathery, subacute, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, arching to semi-pendulous, rachis viscid, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Indian Orchids, A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 #6 1993; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007