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Phalaenopsis bellina

Phalaenopsis bellina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. bellina
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis bellina
Christenson 1995


Phalaenopsis bellina is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the summer to fall with two to three flowers. Flowers are fragrant and 5 cm wide. Flowers can re-bloom off the same stem year after year, so do not cut it if it is green.

DistributionEdit

Plants is found growing on branches of trees in the shady lowland forest of Malaysia and Borneo at elevations below 200 meters.

CultureEdit

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.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Phalaenopsis bellina alba Phalaenopsis bellina var alba Sepals and petals are white. Lip is white.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Beautiful Phalaenopsis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Phalaenopsis bellina f. bowringiana (Rchb.f.) Christenson 1995
  2. Phalaenopsis bellina f. murtoniana (Rchb.f.) Christenson 1995
  3. Phalaenopsis bellina f. punctata (Rchb.f.) Christenson 1995
  4. Phalaenopsis violacea var bellina Rchb.f 1884
  5. Phalaenopsis violacea var chloracea Rchb.f 1884
  6. Phalaenopsis violacea Borneo Variety
  7. Phalaenopsis violacea var. bowringiana Rchb.f. 1884
  8. Phalaenopsis violacea var. murtoniana Rchb.f. 1878
  9. Phalaenopsis violacea var. punctata Rchb.f. 1884

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