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Orchid Species: Aerides veitchii

Kew currently accepted name is Aerides multiflora
Aerides veitchii is an orchid species identified by B.S.Williams in 1862.
Genus
Aerides (Aer.)
Grex
veitchii
Parents
Species
Author
B.S.Williams
Year
1862
ORIGIN: A beautiful foxtail orchid, that has a great scent and comes from Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, western Himalayas, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland tropical and subtropical forests at elevations of sea-level to 1100 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A small to medium sized, hot to cool growing, monopodial orchid with a stout, many leafed stem, carrying ligulate, distichous, curved, bilobed apically leaves that is deeply channeled and keeled and blooms in the spring and summer on a a rarely branched, 12 [30 cm] long, pendulous, many [to 50] flowered inflorescence with waxy, fragrant flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 to 1 inch [1.85 cm to 2.5 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 multiflora 1820 Roxb.
Add+ Aerides Aer lobbii 1862 Teijsm. & Binn.
Add+ Aerides Aer multiflorum
Add+ Aerides Aer affinis 1833 Wall. ex J.Lindl.
Add+ Aerides Aer affine
Add+ Aerides Aer godefroyana 1886 Rchb.f.
Add+ Cleisostoma Cleis vacherotiana 1948 Guillaumin
Add+ Aerides Aer hughii 1900 G.Nicholson
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Aer. affine h.f. alba 'Evelyn Pichette' (1965)
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