Paraphalaenopsis labukensis

Paraphalaenopsis labukensis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Paraphalaenopsis
Species: Pps. labukensis
Binomial name
Paraphalaenopsis labukensis
[P.S. Shim] A. Lamb & C.L. Chan. 1981

Paraphalaenopsis labukensis is an species in the genus Paraphalaenopsis.


Plant flowers in the spring with several 6.2 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant. Leaves of this plant can grow over 2 meters long.


Plants are found growing on trees and ultramafic rocks above valleys in Sabah, Borneo at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters.


Plants are best grown in hanging baskets or mounted, and usually require full sunlight and intermediate to warm temperatures. If in baskets or mounted on cork, the roots must be watered frequently and if it is potted in bark they should be watered 1 to 2 times a week. Plants should be grown in media that is kept moist, but not wet, such as several pieces of medium to coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss. Keep plants in an area with high humidity.


Common Names:The Labuk River Paraphalaenopsis


  1. Phalaenopsis labukensis (P.S.Shim, A.Lamb & C.L.Chan) P.S.Shim 1982

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