Aerides maculosa Lindl., Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 31: 58 (1845).
Saccolabium speciosum Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 5: t. 1674 (1851).
Aerides schroederi Rchb.f., Allg. Gartenzeitung 23: 226 (1855).
Aerides illustris Rchb.f., Gard. Chron., n.s., 18: 71 (1882).
Aerides maculosa var. schroederi (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent in H.J.Veitch, Man. Orchid. Pl. 7: 73 (1891).
Gastrochilus speciosus (Wight) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 661 (1891).
Fox Brush Orchid, Cat’s-tail Orchid • Marathi: Thipke irid amri • Kannada: Drupadi Pushpa;
An epiphytic orchid found at elevations of 800-1200 m. It has a thick dull violet purple stem carrying spreading, thick, leathery, pale green leaves, dull-violet -purple basally. Leaves are strap-shaped, unequally bilobed at the tip with a small tip between the lobes. Inflorescens is a 40-50 cm long, erect to arching, branched, 20 to 25 flowered cluster, carrying fragrant flowers. Flowering in Summer
24032011pj2 id request: Pl find attached photo for id
Date/Time-: 12/08/10 – 09:45
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Orchid
Kas Week: Epiphyte turned into lithophyte: Aerides maculosum an epiphytic orchid that is seen growing and flowering on rocks on a plateau which is devoid of trees. The location suggestive of the micro habitat/climate is close to Kumudini lake, a natural lake with fabulous aquatic flora (here showing Nymphoides indicum).
what a nice lake and an orchid anchoring itself on a rock? wonder how do the roots take hold?
same as the lizards do :).
They develop the root cells in the crevices or attach them self to the uneven surfaces. They never produce haustoria, so they stick themselves with the velamen tissue on the rock.
Even on tree trunks Orchids never produce haustoria.
Basic thing is, whether epiphyte or lithophyte, logically both are epiphyte because roots in both cases hang in air and they adsorb nutrition from air and rain. On the other hand terrestrials absorb water and nutrition from soil. Some orchids exclusively grow on rocks or soil but there are some epiphytic that may grow on soil and then there are terrestrials which can grow as epiphytes on trees or rocks. It all depends on the seeds. Once they are out of the fruit they can be blown by air to great distances and can fall anywhere. The toughest part for them is to germinate, for which they need fungal association. Once they have germinated, its rather easy way ahead, unless the climate changes drastically.
Hope this is understandable.
Aerides maculosa | Lonavala : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Lonavala, Maharashtra (Western Ghats)
Good closeup for details. Orchids are always interesting and special.
Orchidaceae fortnight.. Aerides maculosa..SR3 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Sharing pic of Aerides maculosa. Taken at Sindhudurg MH ..June 2013
One of the most common epiphytic orchid with big inflorescences observed just before monsoons. I have observed this in Mulshi, Amboli Mahabaleshwar too.
ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Aerides maculosa | Lonavala : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Orchidaceae fortnight :: Aerides maculosum :: Tandulwadi Fort maharashtra :: PKA6 ::: : Attachments (3). 5 posts by 5 authors.
This Orchid is from Tandulwadi Fort, Maharashtra. Bot. name: Aerides maculosum.
Ok, I will agree 🙂
Beautiful maculated petals.
ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Aerides maculosa from KFRI Kerala BS76 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Orchidaceae fortnight :: Aerides crispa or ¿ A. maculosa ? at Tamhini Ghat :: DV48 : 4 images. 7 posts by 4 authors.
Aerides crispa Lindl.
Dear friends and …, this post is in context of Aerides maculosa VS Aerides crispa. I am not fully comfortable with my ID of A. crispa. Earlier had labelled this sighting as A. maculosa owing to hint of fine dots on petals. You may validate the ID; and if the aspects seen are not sufficient, I would rather label it as just Aerides sp.
along Tamhini Ghat on 13 JUN 09
Too good …
This is Aerides maculosa. Will send my photographs of A.crispa & A.maculosa for comparison later.
Thank you very very much … for validating the ID.
Will correct my notes at flickr very soon.
This looks like Aerides maculosa from the spur.
Aerides maculosa : Attachments (9). 5 posts by 5 authors.
The first few photographs were taken at Shahapur, the remaining on my property.
Many many thanks … for showing these flowers of A. maculosa to compare with A. crispa.
Yes finally the spurred pic. This is indeed Aerides maculosa. Thanks for sharing.
It is really beautiful set of pictures. But why there are 2 different colours of flowers.
Orchidaceae fortnight : Aerides maculosa : CG : RVS10 : Attachments (1). 8 posts by 6 authors.
If … says this is maculosa then this is maculosa….
Because you are all appreciating the shot, I have doubt now. Possibly this photo was taken by …, and I collected & held the plant for the picture 🙁
Spur pointing backwards, then this should be Aerides maculosa.
Aerides maculosa : 1 post by 1 author.
Flora of Kaiga_ID_Please_15072015 PTR1 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Date/Time-:05/06/15 – 10:30
I think this is Aerides maculosa
TSPOCT2015-6: Images of Aerides maculosa shared. : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
It is my pleasure to share a few images of Aerides maculosa (Orchidaceae)
Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
Sighting: Haandi,V astare and Kelagoor in Chikmagalur, Karnataka, between 1000 and 1400 msl
Date:20-06-2015 and 23-06-2015
lovely flowers and nice pictures. pink and white varieties all growing in the same tree? // or area?
Flora of Kaiga_Sharing_Aerides maculosa : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Pl see Attached 2 pics of Aerides maculosa flower bud, from Kaiga Uttarakannada Western Ghats.
Date/Time-:01/06/2016 – 10:30,
TSP-SEP2016-06-431:Images of Aerides maculosa (Orchidaceae)….with white flowers…! : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
It is my pleasure to present few images of Aerides maculosa (Orchidaceae) …..with white flowers…!
Habitat: Wild, epiphytic, Semi-evergreen forest fringe, by a roadside.
Sighting: Near Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1100 msl
This is really nice. Not a real alba form but kind of just a form with less pink.
To be an alba form, it has to be pure white.
Aerides maculosa : Lonavala : 03JUL19 : AK-11 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Seen at an Academy in Lonavala on 19th June.
Identification credit Pankaj Ji.
Thanks a lot …
Orchidaceae Fortnight: Aerides maculosa from Dombivli : MN-2 : Attachments (3). 6 posts by 6 authors.
Aerides maculosa growing in our balcony.
Place : Dombivli
Date : June 2011
I am always confused with maculosa and crispa 🙁
The same confusion with me too. I will try to find the earlier discussion about it. Probably it relates with the spur length
This should be Aerides maculosa as per the spur which is not appressed on the lower surface f the labellum.
Presenting a few images of Aerides maculosa Orchidaceae
Habitat:Wild,epiphytic,semi-evergreen forest fringe
Sighting:Vastare,Chikmagalur about 1200 msl
Beautiful Aerides maculosa.