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Orchid Species: Aerides acuminatissima

Kew currently accepted name is Thrixspermum acuminatissimum

Aerides acuminatissima is an orchid species identified by (Blume) Lindl. in 1833. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Thrixspermum acuminatissimum.
Genus
Aerides (Aer.)
Grex
acuminatissima
Parents
Species
Author
(Blume) Lindl.
Year
1833
ORIGIN: A mini-miniature sized, hot growing, monopodial epiphyte of the Thrixspermum section from Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, Cambodia, Borneo, Java, Sumatra to Vietnam and the Philippines in white sand, lowland forests at elevations of sea-level to 100 meters on tree trunks in moist areas near the sea.

DESCRIPTION: A mini-miniature sized, hot growing, monopodial epiphyte of the Thrixspermum section from Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, Cambodia, Borneo, Java, Sumatra to Vietnam and the Philippines in white sand, lowland forests at elevations of sea-level to 100 meters on tree trunks in moist areas near the sea with a very short, flattened stem carrying 3 to 5, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the clasping base leaves that has an axillary, short to 8 [20 cm], terete, fractiflex inflorescence with a congested rachis carrying 2 ranked, flattened bracts and 1 to rarely 2 flowers that open simultaneously and last over a long period in the summer.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/2 inches [6 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Thrixspermum Tx acuminatissimum 1868 (Blume) Rchb.f.
Add+ Thrixspermum Tx affine 1906 Schltr.
Add+ Ridleya Ridleya notabilis 1900 (Hook.f.) Pfitzer in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl (eds.)
Add+ Sarcochilus Sarco acuminatissimus 1863 (Blume) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Sarcochilus Sarco notabilis 1890 Hook.f.
Add+ Thrixspermum Tx notabile 1891 (Hook.f.) Kuntze
Add+ Dendrocolla Dendrocolla acuminatissima 1825 Blume
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