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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Aerides

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae

Six species cultivated.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Aerides crassifolia

Native from Burma to Laos.


Aerides falcata

Native to India and south-east Asia.


Aerides flabellata

Native from Burma to Laos.


Aerides houllettiana

Native from Thailand to Vietnam.


Aerides odorata

Native from the Himalayas to Indonesia.


Aerides vandara

Native to India and Burma.