Monday, January 2, 2012
Refer to this web site... http://www.orchidspecies.com/aerodorata.htm
Common Name The Fragrant Aerides - In Thailand Kulap khao - Ueang pao - Kulap krapao pit - In China Xiang Hua Zhi Jia Lan
Flower Size 1 to 1 3/4" [2.5 to 4.4 cm]
This species is the type species for the genus and is widespread through the Chineses Himalayas, western Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Andaman Islands, Myanamar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Penninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi and the Philippines occuring in broadleaf evergreen lowland forests as a large to giant sized, highly variable, hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 200 to 2000 meters high up in trees in bright sun with very stout, drooping, branching stems carrying fleshy, incurved, oblong-ligulate, round lobed at the apex, broad, pale green leaves. As it's name implies it is highly fragrant and blooms in the late spring through fall on up to 3, sharply pendant, to 2' [60 cm] long, many [to 30] flowered, cylindric inflorescence that arise out of the leaf axils and as developing can be very sticky and giving rise to many, waxy, very fragrant flowers.
Its new year and this orchids aeridas, start to bloom.