Aerides leeana rchb.f.

Upright monopodial epiphytic orchid. Leaves leathery, 25 x 3 cm, usually not curving. Inflorescence arching, sometimes branching, with about 30 flowers. Flowers 1 cm across, light purple or pink, whitish towards the center of flower. Dorsal sepal elliptic, up to 7 x 6 mm; petals elliptic, up to 7 x 5 mm; lateral sepals elliptic, up to 7 x 8 mm. Labellum rectangular, 10 x 4 mm, with incurved lateral lobes.

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 Leeana
  • 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
  • Flower purely pink to light purple, without tiny spots or 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