Aerides odorata

Aerides odorata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Aerides
Species: Aer. odorata
Binomial name
Aerides odorata
[Poir.]Lour. 1790

370px-Aerides odorata (or odoratum) - Curtis' 71 (Ser. 3 no. 1) pl

Aerides odorata is a species in the genus Aerides.


Plant blooms from late spring to fall with up to thirty 4.4 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing in the lowland forests of Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi and the Philippines at elevations of 200 to 2000 meters


Plants are best grown hung in baskets or mounted and require bright to full sunlight and intermediate to warm temperatures. If hung the roots must be watered frequently during the growing season. 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 or with no media at all.


Aerides odorata alba Aerides odorata alba Sepals and petals are white, lip is white
Aerides odorata 2 Aerides odorata variant Sepals and petals are green, lip is white with a red end


Common Names: The Fragrant Aerides


  1. Aeeridium odorum Salis. 1812
  2. Aerides ballantiniana Rchb.f. 1885
  3. Aerides cornuta Roxb. 1832
  4. Aerides dayana hort. 1933
  5. Aerides jucunda Rchb.f. 1860
  6. Aerides latifolia (Thunb. ex Sw.) Sw. 1806
  7. Aerides micholitzii Rolfe 1904
  8. Aerides nobilis Warn. 1862
  9. Aerides odorata Reinw. ex Blume 1849
  10. Aerides rohaniana Rchb. f. 1884
  11. Aerides suaveolens Blume 1849
  12. Aerides suavissima Lindley 1849
  13. Aerides virens Lindley 1843
  14. Aerides wilsoniana R.H. Torr. 1885
  15. Epidendrum aerides Rausch 1797
  • Epidendrum odoratum Poir. 1810
  1. Limodorum latifolium Thunb. ex Sw. 1799
  2. Orxera cornuta Raf. 1836