Aerides lawrenceae

Robust epiphyte. Stem to 2 m long. Leaves strap-shaped, to 30 cm long, to 5 cm wide, leathery, curved, green. Inflorescences to 30 cm long. Flowers to 4 cm wide, white with purplish suffusions, spur green; autumn to winter. Sepals and petals ovate-oblong. Labellum 3-lobed, midlobe oblong, tip notched. Spur conic and curved upwards. Syn. A. lawrenceae.

A. quinquevulnerum Lindl. from the Philippines is a robust epiphyte with stems to 40 cm long, many fragrant flowers to 2.5 cm wide and labella with upcurved mid-lobes and forward-pointing spurs.


Source: Jeanes, J. (2005). Orchidaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press. (as Aerides lawrenciae)

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Orchidaceae
genus        Aerides Lour.