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Orchid Species: Arachnanthe moschifera

Kew currently accepted name is Arachnis flos-aeris

Arachnanthe moschifera is an orchid species identified by (Blume) Blume in 1849. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Arachnis flos-aeris.
Genus
Arachnanthe (Ane.)
Grex
moschifera
Parents
Species
Author
(Blume) Blume
Year
1849
ORIGIN: Found on the Malaysian peninsula as well as Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Philippines in mangroves and along rivers at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: As a large to giant sized, hot to warm growing monopodial, climbing epiphyte or scrambling lithophyte often over 15' tall, with terete, elongate, scandent stems carrying ligulate or linear-oblong, curved, slightly twisted, notched and gradually narrowing towards the apex, basally clasping leaves that are pierced below at intervals by roots and blooms on a simple or branched, axillary, to 4' [120 cm] long, ascending to drooping inflorescence carrying many widely spaced flowers with a strong musky to sweet scent occurring in humid environments almost continuously but most in the fall.

FLOWER SIZE: 4 inches [10 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Arachnis Arach flos-aeris 1886 (L.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Arachnis Arach flosaeris
Add+ Arachnis Arach moschifera 1825 Blume
Add+ Epidendrum Epi flos-aeris 1753 J.Koenig
Add+ Renanthera Ren arachnites 1833 (Sw.) Lindl.
Add+ Renanthera Ren moschifera 1904 (Blume) Knuth
Add+ Aerides Aer matutina 1805 (Poir.) Blume
Add+ Arachnanthe Ane flos-aeris 1905 (L.) J.J.Sm.
Add+ Limodorum Limo flos-aeris 1799 (L.) Sw.
Add+ Renanthera Ren flos-aeris 1855 (L.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi aerosanthum 1880 St.-Lag.
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