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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.
Genus
Aerides (Aer.)
Grex
leeana
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f.
Year
1881
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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