Aerides lawrenciae Rchb.f.

Accepted name: 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.