Aerides houlletiana Rchb.f 1872 SECTION Falcata

Inflorescence Photos by Jay Pfahl

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

Side View of Flower

Photo by © Billie Roth


Common Name or Meaning Houllet's Aerides [French Gardener 1800's]

Flower Size 3/4" to 1" [1.9 cm to 2.5 cm]

A medium to large sized, hot to warm growing species from Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia occuring in evergreen, semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests at elevations of sealevel to 700 meters in partial shade, with ligulate, apically bilobed leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a 16" [40 cm] long, dense, pendulous inflorescence carrying many [12 to 20], large, fleshy flowers that are quite fragrant.

Synonyms Aerides falcata var houlletiana [Rchb.f] Veitch ?; Aerides houlletiana var. majus André 1891; Aerides picotianum Rchb. f. 1888; Aerides platychilum Rolfe 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1878 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as A falcatum var houlletianum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as A facatum var houlletianum drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 9 1970 photo as A falcatum var houlettianum; Botanisk Tidsskrift bd 68 hft 1 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand V Seidedenfaden 1973 drawing fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 as A falcatum var houlletiana photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 ; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Aerides falcata var houlettiana; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 6 2002/3 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash and La Croix 2005; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007;