Aerides huttonii (Hook.f.) H.J.Veitch 1891 SECTION Aerides Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria website

Drawing of plant and flowers Drawing by Walter Hood Fitch and Curtis Botanical Magazine

Common Name or Meaning Hutton's Aerides [English Orchid Collector in SE Asia 1800's]

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

Found in northeastern Sulawesi in lowland forests at elevations of sea level to 800 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a pendulous, slender stem carrying a few, fleshy, linear-ligulate, obliquely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, pendulous to stiffly horizontal, to 14" [to 35 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence and carrying simultaneously opening, very waxy, fragrant flowers

Synonyms Aerides reversa J.J.Sm.1912; *Saccolabium huttonii Hook.f. 1867

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide