Aerides lawrenceae rchb.f.

Upright monopodial epiphytic orchid. Leaves leathery, curved, up to 30 x 5 cm. Inflorescence a pendent raceme, with up to 30 flowers; several Inflorescences may be present on large plants. Flowers up to 4 cm across, white with purple tips on each flower segment, but without tiny purple dots. Dorsal sepal oblong, up to 2 cm x 1.2 cm; petals ovate, up to 1.5 x 1 cm; lateral sepals elliptic, up to 1.8 x 1.5 cm. Labellum with lateral lobes not overlapping; mid-lobe rectangular, with toothed edges.

Cootes, J. 2001. The Orchids of the Philippines. 231p. Times Editions, Singapore.
Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona, & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Orchidaceae. In: Co’s Digital Flora of the Philippines.

Aerides Lawrenceae
  • Large plants; stems often more than 10 cm tall
  • Stems elongated, upright, stiff, rarely pendent (some Trichoglottis); leaves often leathery, flat but narrower, rather loosely set, erect, horizontal, or arching
  • Column foot usually distinct
  • Inflorescence mainly semi-pendent or pendent; flowers more densely set along the inflorescence axis
  • Flowers white, with purple tips
  • Petals and sepals with purple tips only, no tiny purple dots
  • Monopodial Orchids
  • Plants with monopodial growth, the stem of a single main axis growing indefinitely
  • Orchids (Orchidaceae)
  • Leaves with midrib not extended into tendril.
  • Plants without distinct pseudostem
  • Flowers specialized, with one petal developing into a labellum (lip) that is highly ornate and often differently colored, roots also specialized with velaman
  • Angiosperms
  • Plants producing true flowers and fruits for sexual reproduction