Aerides rosea

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

Aerides rosea is an species in the genus Aerides.

Description[edit | edit source]

Plant blooms in the summer with twenty to twenty five 3.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Plants are found growing on rocks in the forest of Vietnam, Thailand, Sikkim, Bhutan and Assam at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters

Culture[edit | edit source]

Plants are best grown hung in baskets or mounted and require bright to full sunlight and warm temperatures. If hung 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. Plants are best mounted.

Naming[edit | edit source]

Common Names: The Rose Colored Aerides

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  1. Aerides affine var. roseum (Lodd. ex Lindl. & Paxton) C.S.P.Parish 1883
  2. Aerides fieldingi Lodd. ex E. Morren 1876
  3. Aerides fieldingii Jenn. ?
  4. Aerides fieldingii var. album L.Linden 1897
  5. Aerides fieldingii var. williamsii (R.Warner) H.J.Veitch 1891
  6. Aerides roseum f. album (L.Linden) Christenson 1994
  7. Aerides williamsii Warner 1862
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