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Aerides from North Sulawesi

This is a discussion on Aerides from North Sulawesi within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; the vendor told me, that my plant is for 100% from North Sulawesi, so I'm ...

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    Default Aerides from North Sulawesi

    the vendor told me, that my plant is for 100% from North Sulawesi, so I'm not so confident, it's a Aerides thiboutiana or Aerides leana. Does somebody can help me?
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    Looks to me like Aerides thibautiana, but could not see enough of the labellum details to be sure.

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    Thanks Wally for the orchid id.

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    Wally, OK, tomorrow I'll take another picture.

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    Wait, on the third photo, one of the flowers clearly has a rectangular midlobe with rather long sidelobes. In A. thibautiana, these lobes are very short and rounded, and furthermore the tips do not reach one another. This might be A. leeana, but this species is supposed to be endemic to the Philippines, while A. thibautiana is from Sulawesi. Could it be that the vendor is mixing up/making up the locality data?

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    Whatever they are, they are definitely adorable and one of my fav. colors.

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    whatever it is, its a nice one!

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    Wally, I'm 100 sure, my plants is from Manado city North Sulawesi. My Aerides leana has flowered in February. Unfortunately, the flowers have had some problem, but never the less, look at the pictures.
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    Lovely colours, can't help with the id though.

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    yes Amey, a lovely colours.
    Wally ,here more pictures of labellum.
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