Many Flowered Fox Brush Orchid
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Many Flowered Fox Brush Orchid
ative lanceshaped Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Many Flowered Fox Brush Orchid • Hindi: maana • Manipuri: ꯁꯝꯖꯤꯔꯩ ꯃꯥꯟꯕꯤ Samjirei manbi • Mizo: Lawhlengpar, Lawhlngpar, Nau-ban
Botanical name: Aerides multiflora    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Aerides affinis, Aerides lobbii, Aerides veitchii

Many Flowered Fox Brush Orchid is a beautiful, fragrant, foxtail orchid, native to Eastern Himalayas and SE Asia at altitudes of sea-level to 1100 m. It is a small to medium sized, single-stemmed orchid with a stout, many leafed stem. Leaves are strap-shaped, curved, bilobed at the tip. Flowers arise on a rarely branched, 1 ft long, pendulous, many (up to 50) flowered inflorescence. Flowers are waxy and fragrant. Flowering: May-July.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar Photographed in Kalimpong, West Bengal.

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