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Orchid Species: Aerides suaveolens

Kew currently accepted name is Aerides odorata

Aerides suaveolens is an orchid species identified by Blume in 1849. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Aerides odorata.
Genus
Aerides (Aer.)
Grex
suaveolens
Parents
Species
Author
Blume
Year
1849
ORIGIN: Found in Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, the Philippines, Sulawesi and Sumatra in lowland, hill and lower montane forests forests at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature to small sized, pendant, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an unbranched stem carrying 4 to 17, linear-oblong to lanceolate, oblique, 2 lobed, sessile jointed leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to 4, axillary, pendant, glabrous, .6 to 3 [1.5 to 7.8 cm] long, successively 5 at once, many flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by 1 to 4, small sheaths and the rachis is dilated with winged nodes and scale like floral bracts all carrying resupinate, fragrant, short-lived flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.4 inches [1 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 odorata 1790 Lour.
Add+ Aeridium Aeridium odorum 1812 Salisb.
Add+ Orxera Orxera cornuta 1838 (Roxb.) Raf.
Add+ Aerides Aer micholitzii 1904 Rolfe
Add+ Aerides Aer nobilis 1862 B.S.Williams
Add+ Aerides Aer odoratum
Add+ Aerides Aer ballantiniana 1885 Rchb.f.
Add+ Aerides Aer cornuta 1832 Roxb.
Add+ Aerides Aer dayana 1933 Guillaumin in H.Lecomte
Add+ Aerides Aer flavida 1851 Lindl.
Add+ Aerides Aer jucunda 1860 Rchb.f.
Add+ Aerides Aer rohaniana 1884 Rchb.f.
Add+ Aerides Aer virens 1843 Lindl.
Add+ Aerides Aer wilsoniana 1885 auct.
Add+ Limodorum Limo latifolium 1800 Thunb. ex Sw.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi odoratum 1810 (Lour.) Poir. in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck
Add+ Polytoma Polytoma odorifera 1872 Lour. ex B.A.Gomes
Add+ Epidendrum Epi aerides 1797 Raeusch.
Add+ Aerides Aer reichenbachii 1858 Linden
Add+ Aerides Aer suavissima 1849 Lindl.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Sarco. suaveolens 'Kalimpong' (1979)
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