Aerides flabellata Rolfe ex Downey 1925 SECTION Falcata Photo by Eric Hunt

Spotted Variety Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page.

Dark Petaled Variety Photo courtesy of David Morris

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Common Name or Meaning The Fan-Shaped Aerides In Thailand - Nok philap - Inthachak - In China Shan Chun Ziu Jia Lan

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Thailand, Myanmar and Yunnan China at forests edges or sparse woods as a small to just medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic species at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters that requires partial sun and has a shorter stem carrying many, lorate, curved, keeled, bilobed apically leaves and blooms with a 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, pendant, lax inflorescence with 3 to 15, fragrant flowers occuring in the spring.

Synonyms Vanda flabellata (Rolfe ex Downie) Christenson 1985

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing, photo fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 ; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Miniature Orchids McQueen 1992; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; Vandas Motes 1997 as Vanda flabellata photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 6 2002/3 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo 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;