Phalaenopsis cochlearis

Phalaenopsis cochlearis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. cochlearis
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis cochlearis
Holttum 1964

Phalaenopsis cochlearis is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.


Plant flowers from spring to summer with 4 to 5 cm flowers.

This species was first collected in Sarawak by Robert Kho who sent the plants to Kew, where they were described in cultivation in 1964 by Holttum.


Plants grow in limestone in the forest of Malaysia and Sarawak, Borneo at elevations of 450 to 700 meters


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


Common Names: Spoon-like Phalaenopsis


  1. Polychilos cochlearis [Holttum] Shim 1982


  • Sweet, Herman R.. The Genus Phalaenopsis. The Orchid Digest, 1980.

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