Aerides falcata

Aerides falcata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Aerides
Species: Aer. falcata
Binomial name
Aerides falcata
Lindl. & Paxton 1851

Aerides falcata is an species in the genus Aerides.


Plant blooms in the summer with up to thirty 3.1 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant


Plants are found growing in semi-deciduous lowland forest of eastern Himalayas, Myanamar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam at elevations of 0 to 700 meters. Specifically, it has been well grown in the Orchid Sanctuary of Mizo Poets' Square


Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require bright to full sunlight and warm temperatures. If hunged the roots must be watered frequently. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss.


Common Names: The Sickle-Shaped Aerides


  1. Aerides falcata var. maurandii Guillaumin 1953
  2. Aerides larpentae R.H. Torr. ex Rchb. f. 1856
  3. Aerides mendelii R.H. Torr. ex E. Morren 1876
  4. Aerides siamense Klinge 1898
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