Aerides crassifolia C.S.P. Parish ex Burb
Aerides crassifolia C.S.P. Parish ex Burb
Plant epiphytic, 7—28 cm tall, Stems stout, covered by persistent leaf sheaths, Leaf several, distichous, recurved,coriaceous, oblong or linear-oblong, apex unequally 2-lobed. 10—30 cm long, 1.3—5 cm wide, Inflorescences raceme 1-2,lateral or subterminal, suberect or nodding, 20—35 cm long, sparsely 9-22- flowered. Flowers waxy and polished, thinly textured,widely opening, 2—3 cm in diam., strongly fragrant, sepals and petals pinkish-red or pinkish-purple, lip dull pink or dullpinkish-purple with dark pink dots, fleshy, separate with 3-lobe, margins recurved, spur curved. Fruit ovoid, shortly stalked,2—3 cm long.

This species common in Thailand, epiphytic on tree trunks in Oak- Dipterocarp forest or Oak-Pine forest; 1,000-1,200 m alt. Flowering : April- May.Thailand.—Northern and Northern-Eastern. Distribution.—India, Myanmar, Lao and Vietnam