This is my first time to join you on Wordless Wednesday.
I am sorry for the additional words here, i am exempting this from Wordless Wednesday, as Autumn Belle forced me to put some descriptions. I don't know where to put them, so i'd rather put them here.
Actually, i am not sure if this is inflexa or quinquivulnera. they said A. inflexa is bending while A. quinquivulnera is curving, but i can't discern if my specimen here is curving or bending. i am sorry about that as i cannot get an authority right now. This plant has been with me for a few years, i put it in a Leucocephala (ipil-ipil) tree near other trees to get partial shade. It has just been left there without particular care at all, as it receives watering only during the rainy season (May to Novermber). I told you before that i work in the city which is about 4 hrs from our house in the province. My mother only water them when she doesn't forget, which is very uncommon. Autumn Belle knows i am not particularly attracted to unrully plants, which this plant exemplifies. The internodes and leaves are long and the roots grow anywhere. In fairness, it it has a very pleasant scent, which you will not get tired of even for a long time.
I have 4 species of Aerides earlier, but this one is the most persistent to live, or can withstand our perennial neglect. Friends, i am sorry for these harsh words, i am not criminal just a bit irresponsible. I promise next time i will remind my Mother to water it again more often. I assure you spikes of better cared for plants are definitely longer than that in my photos.
Aerides is endemic to the Philippines found growing in our forests. But i am sure they have already been wandering around the world right now. There are many species and many cultivars within species. They have also been used as parents for breeding, even in intergeneric crosses.