Arachnis flos-aeris

Arachnis flos-aeris

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Arachnis
Species: Arach. flos-aeris
Binomial name
Arachnis flos-aeris
(L.) Rchb. f. 1886

Arachnis flos-aeris is an species in the genus Arachnis.


Plant blooms mainly in the fall with several 10 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant with a musky scent.


Plants are found growing in the mangrove forest of peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Philippines at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters.


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


Common Names: The Air Flower Arachnis


  1. Aerides arachnites Sw. 1799
  2. Aerides flosaeris (L.) Sw. 1799
  3. Arachnis flosaeris (L.) Schltr. 1911
  4. Arachnis flosaeris var. gracilis Holttum 1935
  5. Aerides matutinum Willd. 1805
  6. Arachnis moschifera Blume 1826
  7. Arachnanthe flos-aeris Rchb.f 1905
  8. Arachnanthe moschifera Blume 1848
  9. Epidendrum aerosanthum St.-Lag. 1880
  10. *Epidendrum flos-aeris L. 1753
  11. Limodorum flos-aeris Sw. 1799
  12. Renanthera arachnites Lindley 1833
  13. Renanthera flos-aeris Rchb.f 1858
  14. Renanthera moschifera [Bl.] Hassk. 1848