!Seidenfadenia mitrata [Rchb.f]Garay 1972 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Flower closeup Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Fragrance Part sunWarm to Hot Spring

Common Name The Bishop Mitre Seidenfadenia - In Thailand Nuat phram - Phom phi phrai

Flower Size 1/2 to 3/4" [1.25 to 1.875 cm]

This small, hot to warm growing, epiphytic species is a monopodial orchid that has a short stem carrying pendant, semi-terete, grooved on the top, acuminate leaves with an axillary, erect, few to many [10+] flowered, to 6" [15 cm] long, yet shorter than the leaves, unbranched inflorescence with triangular-ovate bracts that blooms in the spring and has sweetly fragrant flowers and is found in Myanamar and Thailand at elevations of 100 to 800 meters.

Synonyms *Aerides mitratum Rchb.f 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Aerides mitratum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Aerides mitrata; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965 as Aerides mitrata; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 as Aerides mitrata photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 7 1987 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing fide/photo good; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 5 1993 drawing; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 6 1999 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide;

Seidenfadenia mitrata [Rchb.f]Garay 1972 var alba

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Joe Bryson

An albino form of the previous species.

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