Aerides falcata Lindl. & Paxton 1851 SECTION Falcata

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

FragrancePart sunWarmTo HotSpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Sickle-Shaped Aerides - In Thailand - Kulap krapao poet - In China Zhi Jia Lan

Flower Size 1 to 1 1/4" [2.5 to 3.1 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam occuring in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests at elevations of sealevel to 700 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte that has an erect stem carrying oblong-ligulate, rigid, thick, coriaceous, somewhat glaucous on top, streaked dark green with red beneath leaves and blooms on a 20" [50 cm] long, lossely or densly flowered, pendant inflorescence with a few to many [30] fragrant, waxy flowers occuring in the spring and summer.

Synonyms Aerides expansa var. leoniae Rchb.f. 1882; Aerides falcata var leoniae [Rchb.f] Veitch 1891; Aerides falcata var. maurandii Guillaumin 1953; Aerides larpentae R.H. Torr. ex Rchb. f. 1856; Aerides leoniae (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1885; Aerides mendelii R.H. Torr. ex E. Morren 1876; Aerides siamense Klinge 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing fide; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as A falcatum var leoniae; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 8 1979 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing/photo fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 6 1993 photo; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo ok; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 6 2002/3 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash and La Croix 2005; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 1 Tanaka 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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