Aerides quinquevulnera lindl.

Upright monopodial epiphytic orchid. Leaves leathery, usually curved, 30–35 x 4 cm. Inflorescence a pendent raceme, as long or longer than the leaves, with up to 30 flowers. Flowers densely clustered, each about 2–2.5 cm across, white to cream with bright purple tips and tiny spots on the flower segments. Dorsal sepal elliptic, 1 x 0.6 cm; petals elliptic, 0.8 x 0.5 cm; lateral sepals ovate 1.5 x 1 cm. Labellum 3-lobe; lateral lobes upright, sometimes overlapping; mid-lobe rectangular.

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Aerides Quinquevulnera
  • 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 and 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