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Phalaenopsis gigantea

Phalaenopsis gigantea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. gigantea
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis gigantea
J.J.Smith 1909


Phalaenopsis gigantea is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from late summer to fall with 3.75 to 7 cm fragrant flowers.

The plants were first collected by Mantri Jaheri in 1879 who mistaken it for Phalaenopsis amabilis. The plants were re categorized by Jacob J. Smith, who noticed distinctions between the species in 1909 in Bulletin de l'Agriculture aux des Indes Neerlandises.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the lowland forest of Sabah, Borneo, and Sarawak at elevations of 0 to 400 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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Gigantic Phalaenopsi

SynonymsEdit

  1. Phalaenopsis gigantea f. decolorata (Braem ex Holle-De Raeve) Christenson 2001
  2. Phalaenopsis gigantea var. aurea Christenson 2001
  3. Phalaenopsis gigantea var. decolorata Braem ex Holle-De Raeve 1991
  4. Polychilos gigantea (J.J. Sm.) Shim 1982

ReferencesEdit

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

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