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This is a discussion on Aerides sp - which ? within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The label says Aer.odorata. But my reading of the literature suggests that this is falcata ...

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    Default Aerides sp - which ?

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    The label says Aer.odorata. But my reading of the literature suggests that this is falcata - note the shape of the lip, like an upside-down letter U.
    What do you think ?

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    Hmm, my falcata looked different. The spur is not right. What about a hybrid between falcata and odorata?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdb22 View Post
    Hmm, my falcata looked different. The spur is not right. What about a hybrid between falcata and odorata?
    Which would be Aer. Pussadi. Anyone have any image refs for that ?

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    I do not know the name; I just wanted to pipe in and say how pretty it is.

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    I am useless in terms of a identification Geoff, but that is one lovely Aerides whatever it's name is. AL

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    To me it looks like Aerides crassifolia. And a very beautiful one

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    Yeah, could be right.

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    I looked up Aerides crassifolia on Jay's site. Looks similar. Your plant's bloom look healthier to me though:

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    Here is the link to the page: IOSPE PHOTOS

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    It has the features of 2 Aerides to me, one being Aer. rosea & the other Aer. quinquevulnera = Aer. Jack Webster.
    I can't find a pic of JW to confirm it. The cross was done by Motes Orchids. I believe its a primary hybrid because no single Aerides species individually have this flowers characteristics.

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    The problem with the suggestion of crassifolia ( not crassifolium as I probably said, not having stopped to think that an" ium" ending for the specific part only follows he use of the same ending in the genus name ) is what that name means - foliage similar to plants in the crassulaceae - which is a succulent genus. Hence the IOSPE description of "thick, rigid, leaves".
    I have maybe a dozen Aerides plants ( apart from recently purchased known modern hybrids ) all of which are more or less different in significant respects, and which carry half a dozen different species names - none of which has succulent foliage, including the one now shown here. ( So I don't have A.crassifolia ).
    It seems to me that the genus is overdue for a revision, and the production of an useful key . I only wish my botanical training ( apart from other commitments ) permitted me to undertake it.In the meantime I shall continue to post pics hoping for useful comments.

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