Phalaenopsis thailandica

Phalaenopsis gibbosa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. gibbosa
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis gibbosa
H.R. Sweet 1970

Phalaenopsis thailandica is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.


Plant blooms in the early spring with eight to ten 1.25 cm wide flowers. IMPORTANT NOTE: Phalaenopsis gibbosa has been renamed Phalaenopsis thailandica. Phalaenopsis gibbosa is now the name of a new species described by Olaf Gruss in 2009.


Plants grow in the lowland forest of Laos and northern Vietnam at elevations of 0 to 1000 meters


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.


Common Names:The Phalaenopsis with a pouch-like swelling


  1. Polychilos gibbosa (H.R. Sweet) Shim 1982

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