Aerides thibautiana Rchb.f. 1866 Photo courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Common Name or Meaning Thibaut's Aerides [French orchid enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in Java and Sulawesi at elevations of 950 to 1500 meters in montane forests on trunks and branches as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short, rather stout stem carrying 5 to 8, stiff, strap shaped, almost equally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on an axillary, arching to descending, [12 to 26 cm] long, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying the evenly spaced, simultaneously opening flowers that are all presented on the underside of the inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 ; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 6 2004/5 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide