Aerides crispa

Aerides crispa Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 239 (1833). 

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AIR-i-deez -- from the Greek word aer (air, wind); refers to the plant's epiphytic habit ... Dave's Botanary
KRISP-uh -- with curled or wavy margins ... Dave's Botanary 

commonly known as: curled aerides • Marathi: पान शिंग pan shing 

¿ Endemic to ?: Western Ghats (of India)  
This are  confirmed shots of Aerides crispa
"Yes to me, both seems to be Aerides crispa, ENDS WITH AN "A"!!
But the second flower seems slightly deformed in the sense that the
margin of the lip there is more spreading. But both are same."

These are two Aerides shots
First by Ashok Captain. Second by Dr. Erach Bharucha. Are they both
Aerides crispum?

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This orchid was seen at Kaas plateaus, Satara, Maharashtra, last week on a Anjani tree. Request ID for the same.

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I would appreciate any help in identifying the orchid in the photo below.
It was purchased from a vendor at flower exhibition so can't state the location of the plant in wild but the vendor was from Kerela.
He was also unaware of it local name.
The flower looks similar to Aerides maculosum but the inflorescene is solitary...

This beautiful orchid was seen flowering in Amboli Western ghats.
I think this is Aerides crispum please validate.
Dr Phadke

Aerides maculosum-050611MN: Sending photos of Aerides maculosum orchid growing in our balcony.  The
flower has slight fragrance.  This orchid was gifted by my friend Geeta two years ago and now it has started flowering.

Firstly it should be Aerides maculosa, ending with an 'a'.
In the contrast can you share pics of Aerides crispa
You may please try to make a comparative plate of both. Both are found in your locality.
On second thoughts I have doubts over this :(..... being maculosa. Why not crispa... I am always confused..
Yes ... It is A. crispa.  It always confuses 

 identification no070711sn1:  Kindly confirm if this is Aerides crispa. Photo taken at Mulshi,Pune In May11 

Aerides crispum, orchidaceae

Yes even i guess Aerides crispum, normally flowers in first or second week of June.

Names of Plants in India :: Aerides crispa Lindl.:  Aerides crispa Lindl. ... (family: Orchidaceae)

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AIR-i-deez -- from the Greek word aer (air, wind); refers to the plant's epiphytic habit
KRISP-uh -- with curled or wavy margins
... Dave's Botanary
commonly known as: curled aeridesMarathi: पान शिंग pan shing
botanical names: Aerides crispa Lindl. ... synonyms: Aerides crispum Lindl. ... WikipediaAerides brockessii Heynh. • Aerides brookei Bateman ex Lindl. • Aerides lindleyana Wight • Aerides warneri Hook.f. [Invalid] ... The Plants List
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Photographed at Mahabaleshwar on 28 MAY 11.
more views at flickr.

DV :: Query: Aerides crispa AND crispum: While compiling names for Aerides crispa Lindl., came across Aerides crispum Lindl.
Would go with A. crispum as orthographic variant of A. crispa ... please validate.
1) A. crispum Lindl. is not found in The Plants List
A. crispum Lindl. is found in Wikipedia at
Here, A. crispa Lindl. (1833) is put as synonym of A. crispum Lindl. (1833)
2) A. crispa Lindl. is put as endemic to the Western Ghats at the Orchids of Kerala ...
A. crispum Lindl. is put as native of Malay Archipelago at Hortipedia ...
Please help in resolving the fact here.
Going through The Plant List, IPNI and GRIN I find that Aerides is a feminine genus, and as such Aerides crispa should be the correct orthography, any reference to crispum in this genus may be treated as orthographic error.
In Flora of British India where all species are given neuter epithets, A. crispum is shown distribute in Western Ghats: Concan to Travancore.
Hortipedia link is interesting needs to be explored further.
My query had stemmed from finding that a thorough search on internet yields more results for A. crispum than A. crispa. Your clarification regarding use of neuter gender epithets in the Flora of British India is convincing.
The second part of query regarding endemism of A. crispa to the Western Ghats rose due to finding its entry in few white papers, listed here for reference:

It won't be a big surprise if some species of Western Ghats have spread to Eastern Ghats, especially when authentic sources report that.
This excel file compiled by Dr.Narasimhan in the database at shows the name as Aerides crispa Lindl. of Missouri Botanical Garden has no clear literature for this particular plant.
Yes this species is reported from Western and Eastern Ghats both. Orissa is exclusive distribution. But this species is still supposed to be endemic to Indi and not found outside as per my knowledge.
Gender issues in names are as discussed by Gurcharan sir. Gender issue in botanical names are very technical so dont go into details. Just remember that it is "crispa" and this also emplies that all other species of this genus will end with an "a".
Aerides crispa Lindl. 
AIR-i-deez -- from the Greek word aer (air, wind); refers to the plant's epiphytic habit ... Dave's Botanary
KRISP-uh -- with curled or wavy margins ... Dave's Botanary 
commonly known as: curled aerides • Marathi: पान शिंग pan shing 
¿ Endemic to ?: Western Ghats (of India) 
ReferencesFlowers of India • Orchids of Kerala • Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
at Mahabaleshwar on 28 MAY 11 
One can feel the texture through your photographs. Great!

Orchidaceae fortnight :: Aerides crispa :: SMP 11 :  2 images. 6 posts by 6 authors. Aerides crispa

The confusion between Aerides maculosum and Aerides crispum still remains for me.
Ok I will agree :)
Orchidaceae fortnight ::Aerides crispa :: at Mahabaleshwar :: PKA21: :  Attachments (3). 5 posts by 5 authors. Aerides crispa from Mahabaleshwar..
Ok I will agree to this.
ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Aerides crispa from KFRI Kerala BS75 : Attachments (1).  1 post by 1 author.
Aerides crispa from KFRI Kerala
No other photo available.. Sorry
pls validate
Orchidaceae fortnight :: Aerides maculosa :: SMP 10 : 11 posts by 7 authors. 2 + 2 mages.
Aerides maculosa
The confusion between Aerides maculosum and Aerides crispum still remains for me.
Hmmm, technically maculosa should have spots much more prominent that crispa...
Ofcourse there is difference in spur too, but I cant see spur in any of the flowers here.
Probably these photographs may help. Two pictures at different locations.
I am believing one as A.maculosa and the other as A. crispa.
Ok now I know a bit more.
The spur in Aerides maculosa will be pointed backwards, but in Aerides crispa it will be pointing forwards.
Please check the spur to confirm the identity of this plant...
..., can you please share two pics of flowers showing spur if you have?
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks ... for raising this discussion of A. maculosa VS A. crispa.
Thanks to ,... or quickly surfacing the post again.
..., here are two views of same plant showing the flower spurs ... I believe they are A. crispa ... 28 MAY 11 ... Mahabaleshwar ... have already posted these in this fortnight ...
Yes sir this is Aerides crispa. Spur is pointing forwards as you can see..
Thanks for sharing.
Aerides crispa :  Attachments (4). 6 posts by 5 authors.
Photographed at Amboli. Apologies for the poor quality as I had to climb into a tree to take them.
And this is certainly Aerides crispa, spur pointing forwards.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Truly Adventurous ...;
Only adds to the charm of the images!
Orchidaceae Fortnight::Aerides crispum from Mahabaleshwar (NSJ-16) : Attachments (3). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Aerides crispum (Marathi - Pan shing) from Mahabaleshwar.
Yes this is Aerides crispa.
Wild Orchid for ID - 04062014 - RK - 2 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Bangalore - 02/06/2014. Urban garden. Would like Bot & Common ID.
... Yes, it is Aeridis crispa. ... id'd this on FB.
Aerides crispa----for sharing and validation : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
pic taken at ambyvalley rd., lonavala, pune in may14
along National Highway No. 4A ... between Khanapur & Anmod
Date: 29 MAY 2011 ... Altitude: about 650 m asl 
Aerides crispa Lindl. ... (family: Orchidaceae)
 Identification/validation(plant/jun15/17) : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Request for identification/validation of photos taken at ankola, mangalore
Name: Vanda sp.
Family: Orchidaceae
wish to know the species.
Not Vanda. This is Aerides crispum
TSPOCT2015-4: Images of Aerides crispa shared. : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
It is my pleasure to share a few images of Aerides crispa (Orchidaceae)
Habit: Epiphytic
Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests 
Sighting: Mullaianagiri, Devaramane and Mudigere in Chikmagalur, Karnataka, between 1000 and 1400 msl 
Date: 5-06-2015 and 6-06-2015 
Very nice habit and close up pics, it is always not easy to go closer.. thanks ...!!
Beauutiful, I love this fragrant orchid so much :)