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Aerides houlletiana

Aerides houlletiana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Aerides
Species: Aer. houlletiana
Alliance:
Binomial name
Aerides houlletiana
Rchb.f 1872


Aerides houlletiana is an species in the genus Aerides.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to summer with two to twenty 2.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in semi dry lowland forest of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia at elevations of 0 to 700 meters.

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require bright to full sunlight and warm temperatures. If hunged the roots must be watered frequently. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss. Plants are best mounted.

NamingEdit

Common Names: Houllet's Aerides

SynonymsEdit

  1. Aerides falcata var houlletiana [Rchb.f] Veitch ?
  2. Aerides picotianum Rchb. f. 1888
  3. Aerides platychilum Rolfe 1893

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