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Genus :

AERIDES

Family :

ORCHIDACEAE

Description


Epiphytic, monopodial herbs. Stems ascending, stout, enclosed by leaf sheaths. Leaves distichous, linear-oblong to terete, leathery, slightly fleshy, base jointed, apex bilobed. Inflorescence pendulous, many flowered racemose or paniculate. Flowers showy. Sepals and petals similar, spreading. Petals smaller than sepals; lip attached to column foot, spurred, 3-lobed; lateral lobes decurrent on column, erect; mid-lobe large or small, erose; spur narrowly conic or horn-shaped, bent forward. Column elongate, broadened at apex, rostellum bifid; anther 2-locular, beaked; pollinia 2, waxy, subglobose, grooved, viscidium semicircular.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Epiphytic herbs; capsule oblong-clavate 2
1b. Epiphytic subshurbs; capsule cylindric-clavate A. crispum
2a. Flowers rose purple; midlobe hastate-ovate A. multiflora
2b. Flowers white or pinkish; lip mldlobc narrow acute A. odorata