Botanical Name Aerides crispa Lindl
Distribution India
Habitat Epiphytic
Altitude 800-1200 m
IUCN Status CITES-Appendix-II
IC No 0
Morphological Description Epiphytic shrubs, sometimes lithophytic. Leaves, linear-oblong, unequally 2-lobed at tip, sheathing at base, keeled along midrib, deciduous above sheathing petiole. Inflorescence simple or branched racemes. Peduncles 10-20 cm long. Floral bracts minute, scaly. Flowers pink, 1.5-1.8 cm across. Sepals and petals 0.7-0.8 x 0.3-0.4 cm. Petals slightly smaller. Lip, lobed, side lobes very small, mid-lobe ovate-crenulate.
Key Characters Lip 1.5-1.8 x 0.3-0.4 cm, lobed; side lobes very small, mid-lobe ovate-crenulate.
Flowering Time June-July
Duration of Flowering NA
Spike Length 30-40 cm
Special Characters Fragrant flowers.
Uses High Ornamental value