Aerides multiflora Roxbury 1823 SECTION Fieldingia

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

FragrancePart sunHotTo CoolSpring TO Early Summer

Common Name The Multi-Flowered Aerides - In Thailand - Aiyaret - Phuang Malai

Flower Size 3/4 to 1" [1.85 cm to 2.5 cm]

A beautiful foxtail orchid, that has a great scent and comes from Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, western Himalayas, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland tropical and subtropical forests at elevations of sealevel to 1100 meters, blooms in May, June or July and is a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing, monopodial orchid with a stout, many leafed stem, carrying ligulate, distichous, curved, bilobed apically leaves that is deeply channeled and keeled and blooms in the spring and summer on a a rarely branched, 12" [30 cm] long, pendulous, many [to 50] flowered inflorescence with waxy, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Aerides affinis Wall 1833; Aerides godefroyana Rchb.f 1886; Aerides lobbii Hort. ex Lem. 1868; Aerides multiflorum var dactyloides M Ahmed & Etal 1989; Aerides multiflorum var godefroyana [Rchb.f] AH Kent 1891; Aerides multiflorum var lobbii [Hort]Veitch; Aerides multiflorum var veitchii [De Puydt] Morr.; Aerides trigona Klotsch 1855; Aerides veitchi De Puydt ?; Aerides veitchi R.H. Torr. ex E. Morren 1876; Cleisostoma vacherotiana Guillaumin 1948; Epidendrum geniculatum Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of North-Western Himalaya Vol IX Part II Duthie 1906; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as A affinis drawing good; Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 1 1958 drawing; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing, photo fide;Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965 as A multiflorum var lobbii; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965 as A multiflorum var veitchii; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 47 No 7 1978; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 9 1982 photo; The Orchids Of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1982; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 3 1985; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 6 1993 photo; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Kumaun Himalayas Pangtey, Samant and Rawat 1991; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Beautiful Orchids of Nepal Rajbhandari & Bhattarai 2001; Orchid Flora Of Kamrup District Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 darwing fide; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 6 2002/3 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing/photo fide; ; Flora's Orchids Nash and La Croix 2005; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 drawing fide

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