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Phalaenopsis deliciosa

Phalaenopsis deliciosa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. deliciosa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis deliciosa
Rchb. f. 1854


Phalaenopsis deliciosa is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant bloom any season with several 1.5 to 2 cm flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants grow in lowland forest of India to SE Asia, Java, Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines at elevations below 600 meters

CultureEdit

Grow cool to 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
Phal deliciosa alba Phalaenopsis deliciosa f alba Sepals and petals are white. Lip is white.
Phal deliciosa hookeriana Phalaenopsis deliciosa var hookeriana Sepals and petals are yellow with red spots near the center. Lip is yellow with a red patch.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Delicate Phalaenopsis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Aerides latifolia Thw. 1861
  2. Doritis hebe [Rchb.f] Schlechter 1913
  3. Doritis latifolia [Thw.] Trim 1885
  4. Doritis philippinensis Ames 1908
  5. Doritis steffensii Schlechter 1911
  6. Doritis wightii [Rchb.f] Benth & J D Hook 1883
  7. Kingidium deliciosum (Rchb. f.) H.R. Sweet 1970
  8. Kingidium deliciosum var bellum {teijsm & Binn 1993
  9. Kingidium philippinenesis [Ames] O. Gruss 1995
  10. Kingidium wightii [Rchb.f] Gruss & Rolke 1995
  11. Kingiella hebe {Rchb.f] Rolfe 1917
  12. Kingiella philippinensis [Ames] Rolfe 1917
  13. Kingiella steffensii [Schltr.] Rolfe 1917
  14. Phalaenopsis alboviolacea Ridl. 1893
  15. Phalaenopsis amethystina Rchb.f 1865
  16. Phalaenopsis bella Teijsm & Binn. 1862
  17. Phalaenopsis hebe Rchb.f 1862
  18. Phalaenopsis hebe var amboinensis J.J.Sm. 1917
  19. Phalaenopsis wightii Rchb.f 1862

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