Aerides maculosa Lindl. 1845 Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing Drawing by Edwards's Botanical Register, volume 31 (NS 8) plate 58

Fragrance Part sun Hot SpringTo EARLY Summer

Common Name The Spotted Aerides

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in India as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying leathery, bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on an axillary, horizontal to arching, usually branching basally, to 10" [25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with waxy, fragrant flowers

CAUTION I am fairly sure that all the flower photos are of a hybrid. The drawing represents what the species should look like.

Synonyms Aerides illustris Rchb.f. 1882; Aerides maculosa var. schroederi (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent 1891; Aerides schroederi Rchb.f. 1855; Gastrochilus speciosus (Wight) Kuntze 1891; Saccolabium speciosum Wight 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as A maculosum; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as A maculosum var schroederi; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok;

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