Aerides maculosa Lindl. 1845 SECTION Falcata

Photo by Jeewan Singh Jalal

Another Flower?

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Drawing by Edwards's Botanical Register, volume 31 (NS 8) plate 58

Fragrance Part sun Hot SpringTo EARLY Summer

Common Name The Spotted Aerides

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in India in moist deciduous, dry semi-evergreen forest as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying leathery, bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on an axillary, horizontal to arching, usually branching basally, to 10" [25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with waxy, fragrant flowers

Synonyms Aerides illustris Rchb.f. 1882; Aerides maculosa var. schroederi (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent 1891; Aerides schroederi Rchb.f. 1855; Gastrochilus speciosus (Wight) Kuntze 1891; Saccolabium speciosum Wight 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as A maculosum; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as A maculosum var schroederi; Indian Orchids: A Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 photo fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 #6 1993; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Orchids of Odisha Misra 2014 drawing/photo fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [1]: 2362 Jalal & Jayanth 2018 photo hmm; Orchids of Maharashtra Jalal 2018 Photo fide;