Aerides lawrenciae Rchb. f. 1883 SECTION Aerides

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page.

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Common Name Lady Lawrence's Aerides [wife of English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.35 cm]

This large to giant sized, hot growing, monopodial epiphyte occurs in the Philippines at elevations up to 500 meters in bright light locations with an elongate stem carrying strap-shaped leaves and blooms on a 2' [60 cm] long, arching, densely many [30] flowered, racemose inflorescence that has heavy, waxy, fragrant, long-lasting flowers occuring in the fall and early winter.

Synonyms Aerides lawrenciae var amesiana Sander Ex Kraenzl. 1891; Aerides lawrenciae var fortichii Ames & Quis. 1935; Aerides lawrenciae var punctata Ames & Quis. 1935; Aerides lawrenciae var. sandersianum (Rchb.f.) Sander ex Kraenzl. 1892; Aerides sanderianum Rchb.f. 1884

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1892 as A lawrenceana var amesiana drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 11 1963 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 8 1979 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 3 1984 photo fide; Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as A lawrenceana var amesiana; Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as A lawrenceana var fortichii; Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as A lawrenceana var punctata; Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as A lawrenceana var sanderiana; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 6 1993 photo; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing not = A odorata; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 1 1995 photo fide; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 6 1998 photo; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as A lawrenceana var fortichii photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 5 2002 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; Flora's Orchids Nash and La Croix 2005; The World's Most Beautiful Orchids Allikas & Nash 2005 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 2 2007 photo; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as A lawrenceana var fortichii photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as A lawrenceana var punctata photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as A lawrenceana var sanderiana photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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