Today’s Flowers/Orchids

Welcome to Today’s Flowers! Tied up to my betel nut tree are these orchids (Aerides odorata) blooming for the third time in three years. There’s always something heart-warming about plants doing well year after year. It says a lot about the gardener too!;)

This species is the type species for the genus and is widespread through the Chineses Himalayas, western Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Andaman Islands, Myanamar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Penninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi and the Philippines occuring in broadleaf evergreen lowland forests as a large to giant sized, highly variable, hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 200 to 2000 meters high up in trees in bright sun with very stout, drooping, branching stems carrying fleshy, incurved, oblong-ligulate, round lobed at the apex, broad, pale green leaves. As it’s name implies it is highly fragrant and blooms in the late spring through fall on up to 3, sharply pendant, to 2′ [60 cm] long, many [to 30] flowered, cylindric inflorescence that arise out of the leaf axils and as developing can be very sticky and giving rise to many, waxy, very fragrant flowers. Source.

Another one tied to the mango tree has also started blooming…

To see the prettiest blooms from across the planet, click here.

My thanks to the TF team: Santilli-Denise-Pupo-Sandy Carlson


About Kanak Hagjer

Hello from north-east India! I love to blog about all things floral and foliar and sharing the beauty of my region is what I am most passionate about!
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17 Responses to Today’s Flowers/Orchids

  1. Lovely delicate orchids.

  2. Mildred says:

    I have missed your visits Kanak. Your blooms are spectacular! Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  3. Denise says:

    Beautiful orchids and a very informative post. It’s always enjoyable to learn something new. Thank you!

  4. Modern Mom says:

    Wonderful photos.

    My entry.

  5. These are beautiful, I would never have known they are orchids. Are all the pictures the same flower? In the close ups, the blooms look much bigger!

  6. lotusleaf says:

    Hi Kanak! Your Aerides is doing very well indeed! Of course, it is all due to the efforts of the gardener. Mine has also flowered, but it is only one spray:(

  7. Hi Kanak, sorry I’ve been too busy to visit your corner of North-eastern India! I like your post of your orchids…you have done your homework! I”m terrible at that…my orchids are called ‘yellow orchids’ or purple orchids’, etc! But I do love orchids, and yours are lovely.

  8. Anita says:

    Such beautiful orchids. Wish I could smell them.

  9. Luna Miranda says:

    my mother gushes when her orchids bloom. now i understand her.:p
    your orchids are beautiful.

  10. Leovi says:

    Beautiful photos, flowers with pretty colors. Very exotic.

  11. Suas orquídeas são lindas, delicadas e diferentes. Se elas florescem tão bem, é porque o jardineiro é bom. Parabéns. As fotos do seu blog, de outros post estão maravilhosas também.

  12. Andrea says:

    Hi Kanak, i have that orchid too, which i posted maybe 2 yrs ago. How did you learn its species, may i know? Did it arrive with it when you bought it? I am just asking because i had difficulty in identifying its species before so i joined the orchid forum and found the closest to my morphology as A. quinquivulnera (not so sure now i havent checked with what i posted there, haha). But i now got confused more with your A. odorata. I am tempted to ask klaraau who is my resource person in the past. Later i will ask her. thanks.

  13. Stephanie says:

    The blotches of purple made the white flower so pretty! And it’s so productive… I see a few bunches of flowers, congrats Kanak. You really have green thumbs!

  14. birdy says:

    Lovely blooms Kanak! The purple splashes have added to the beauty of blooms.

  15. Arija says:

    Beautiful Orchids and a lovely blog altogether.

  16. Sharmila says:

    i totally agree with u – when plants do well in ur garden it definately tells a lot about the gardener …. care and hard work do burst out in lovely n colorful blooms !! Love this beautiful (Aerides odorata) orchid.

  17. What a beautiful orchids you have. Do you grow them inside or are some outside?

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