Aerides krabiense Seidenf. 1972 SECTION Fieldingia

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Common Name The Krabi Aerides [A town in Southern Thailand]

Flower Size

Found in penninsular Malaysia and penninsular Thailand on vertical limestone cliffs, as a small sized, hot to warm growing lithophyte with a monopodial stem carrying several thick, conduplicate leaves that blooms on an axillary, arcuate, 4 3/4" to 5 1/2" [12 to 14 cm] long [sometimes longer], several to many [12 to 15] flowered, mostly racemose inflorescence carrying simultaneously opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing/photo ok; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 6 1993 photo; Orchids of Malaya Holttum 1957; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 ; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 6 2002/3 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014