Seidenfadenia mitrata (Rchb.f.) Garay, Bot. Mus. Leafl. 23: 204 1972. (Syn: Aerides mitrata Rchb.f.);
 
 
 


 

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Orchidaceae: Seidenfadenia mitrata (Rchb.f.) Garay from Hong Kong (from Thailand):

Seidenfadenia mitrata (Rchb.f.) Garay, Bot. Mus. Leafl. 23: 204 (1972).
Synonym: Aerides mitrata Rchb.f., Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 22: 415 (1864).
Family: Orchidaceae
Distribution: Myanmar to Thailand
Current pic taken in the live collections from Thailand.
Very strangely, the species name “mitrata” sounds very HINDI but actually it means ‘turbaned’. I imagine why!!!


Very beautiful, … I think the name is very apt as there is a cap (turban!) on the column head. And the flowers look like tiny birds…do they mimic any pollinators?!


 
 
 
 
 
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