Aerides rosea Loddiges ex Lindl. & Paxt. 1851 SECTION Fieldingia

Inflorescence and Plant


Photos by Rudolf Jenny/Drawing by Paxton & Lindley and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the JanyRenz Herbaria Website

FragrancePart shade Hot CoolSpring and Summer

Common Name The Rose Colored Aerides - In China Duo Hua Zhi Jia Lan

Flower Size 1 to 1 1/2" [2.5 to 3.75 cm]

This is a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing, monopodial epiphyte or lithophyte with clumping pendulous stems carrying several ligulate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a racemose or rarely branched, 2' [60 cm] long, densly many [20 to 25] flowered inflorescence with fragrant lily of the valley scented, waxy flowers occuring in the spring and summer from Vietnam, Thailand, Sikkim, Bhutan and Assam on open rocks and bluffs in evergreen and semideciduous forests at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters.

This species needs to be watered and fertilized regularly and kept humid, with frequent mistings throughout the hot summer months. They do best tied into a wood slat basket with little to no medium.

Synonyms Aerides affine var. rosea (Lodd. ex Lindl. & Paxton) C.S.P.Parish 1883; Aerides fieldingii Lodd. ex E. Morren 1876; Aerides fieldingii Jenn. ?; Aerides fieldingii var. alba L.Linden 1897; Aerides fieldingii var. williamsii (R.Warner) H.J.Veitch 1891; Aerides roseum f. alba (L.Linden) Christenson 1994; Aerides williamsii Warner 1862

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as A fieldingii drawing good; AOS Orchid Culture 1963 as A fieldingii photo fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections drawing fide/ photo ok; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Aerides fieldingii; Botanisk Tidsskrift bd 68 hft 1 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand V Seidedenfaden 1973 as A fieldingii drawing fide; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 as A williamsii photo fide; Simon & Schuster's Guide to Orchids Fanfani & Rossi 1988; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as A fieldingii drawing/photo fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 photo ok; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 6 1993 photo fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 2 2000 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 14 No 4 2000; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids Of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 6 2002/3 photo; A to Z of SE Asian Orchids O'Byrne 2002; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; Flora's Orchids Nash and La Croix 2005; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; Wild Orchids in Myanamar Vol 3 Tanaka 2007; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007 as Aerides fieldingii; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing hmm; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov1, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016 ; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 photo ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;