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Orchid Species: Aerides leeana

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Aerides leeana is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1881.
Aerides (Aer.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
ORIGIN: Found in the Philippines at medium elevations.

DESCRIPTION: Small to just medium sized, monopodial, cool to hot growing epiphyte with curved stems carrying many, lorate, leathery, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms with pendant, 16 to 46 [40 to 115 cm] long, densly many flowered inflorescence enveoloped by remote, tubular, ovate sheaths and ovate, acute, reflexed floral bracts carrying fragrant, waxy, long-lived flowers occurring in the spring.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/4 inch [0.6 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Aerides Aer jarckiana 1915 Schltr.
Add+ Aerides Aer jarckianum
Add+ Aerides Aer recurvipes 1926 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Saccolabium Slm semiclausum 1916 Kraenzl.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Aer. leeana 'Interlaken' (2 awards from 1994 to 1998) Aer. leeana 'Seminole' (1997) Aer. leeana 'Hoodview' (1991) Aer. jarckiana 'Pogo' (1984) Aer. jarckiana 'Susie' (1964) Aer. jarckiana 'Rosa' (1958)
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