Phalaenopsis amboinensis

Phalaenopsis amboinensis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. amboinensis
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis amboinensis
J.J.Smith 1911

Phalaenopsis amboinensis is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.


Plant flowers from late winter to early spring with several 7.6 cm flowers


Plants are found growing in the lowland forest of Ambon Island, Sulawesi, Papua and New Guinea and Indonesia


Grow in warm temperatures. Pot in medium fir bark and keep in partial shade. Water about once a week. Keep plant fairly moist but not wet.


Phalaenopsis amboinensis1 Phalaenopsis amboinensis subsp. amboinensis Sepals and petals are white with red patches. Lip is white.
Phalaenopsis amboinensis 2 Phalaenopsis amboinensis subsp. flavida Sepals and petals are white with a yellow edge and orange patches. Lip is white.
Phalaenopsis amboinensis flava Phalaenopsis amboinensis f. flava Sepals and petals are yellow with dark yellow patches. Lip is yellow.


Common Names: The Amboin Island Phalaenopsis


  1. Phalaenopsis hombronii Finet 1912
  2. Phalaenopsis psilantha Schltr. 1911
  3. Polychilos amboinensis (J.J. Sm.) Shim 1982

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