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Fox Brush Orchid
Aerides falcatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Aeridinae
Alliance: Phalaenopsis
Genus: Aerides
Lour., 1790
  • Aeridium Salisb.
  • Dendrorkis Thouars
  • Orxera Raf.

Aerides or the Cat's-tail Orchid or the Fox Brush Orchid, is a genus belonging to the Orchid family (Orchidaceae) (subfamily Epidendroideae, tribe Vandeae, subtribe Aeridinae). This genus is abbreviated Aer in horticultural trade.

They occur mainly in Asia : the Indian subcontinent, Nepal, Southern China, SE Asia, the Philippines, New Guinea.

They form pendulous racemes with many fragrant, long-lasting, waxy flowers, in white, (rarely) yellow, purple or pink colors, with a forward facing spur, growing on stout many-leaved stems from the leaf axils.

The leaves grow distichously (in two vertical rows). The leaf margins are bilobed, while the apex is emarginate.

There are ligules. Morphologically, they are very similar to Vanda.

There are 25 monopodial epiphytic species in this genus, (with the exception of Aerides krabviensis, which is a lithophyte).

Aerides odoratum


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales
Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Higher Epidendroideae
Tribus: Vandeae
Subtribus: Sarcanthinae
Alliance: Phalaenopsis
Genus: Aerides
Species: A. crassifolia - A. houlletiana - A. falcata - A. lawrenceana - A. multiflora - A. odorata

Vernacular names

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