Aerides rosea Lindl. & Paxton

Fox Brush Orchid

Robust epiphyte. Stem to 25 cm long. Leaves strap-shaped, to 35 cm long, to 4.5 cm wide, channelled, keeled below, tip notched. Inflorescences to 60 cm long. Flowers to 4 cm wide, white with purplish suffusions; spring to summer. Sepals and petals obovate to elliptic. Labellum obscurely 3-lobed, with a more or less triangular midlobe, tip acute. Spur funnel shaped. Syn. A. fieldingii Jennings.


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.

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