!Seidenfadenia mitrata [Rchb.f]Garay 1972 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Flower closeup Photo by Lourens Grobler

Fragrance Part sunWarm to Hot Spring

Common Name The Bishop Mitre Seidenfadenia - In Thailand Nuat phram - Phom phi phrai

Flower Size 1/2 to 3/4" [1.25 to 1.875 cm]

Found in Myanmar and Thailand at elevations of 100 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing, epiphytic species as a monopodial orchid with a short stem carrying pendant, semi-terete, grooved on the top, acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, erect, few to many [10+] flowered, to 6" [15 cm] long, yet shorter than the leaves, unbranched inflorescence with triangular-ovate bracts and has sweetly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Aerides mitratum Rchb.f 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as Aerides mitratum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Aerides mitrata; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 as Aerides mitrata drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as Aerides mitrata; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965 as Aerides mitrata; Botanisk Tidsskrift bd 68 hft 1 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand V Seidedenfaden 1973 drawing/photo fide; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 as Aerides mitrata photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 7 1987 photo fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing fide/photo good; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 5 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 6 1999 photo; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide;

Seidenfadenia mitrata [Rchb.f]Garay 1972 var alba

Flower Closeup Photos by Joe Bryson

An albino form of the previous species.