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Phalaenopsis lamelligera

Phalaenopsis lamelligera

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. lamelligera
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis lamelligera
H.R.Sweet 1969


Phalaenopsis lamelligera is an Phalaenopsis species found in South East Asia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant flowers in the spring to fall with 9 to 12 flowers. Flowers are fragrant

This species is similar to Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi but differs by having a "m" shaped lip, larger intensive violet markings behind the midlobe, and darker thicker spots.

The plant was introduced into cultivation in 1891 by Bull. This species is often labeled as a synonym for Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi but the RBG at Kew recognizes it as its own species.

DistributionEdit

Plants grow on trees trunks in the forest of northern Borneo.

CultureEdit

Grow intermediate to warm. 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:

SynonymsEdit

  1. Polychilos lamelligera (H.R.Sweet) Shim, Malayan Nat. J. 36: 24 (1982).

ReferencesEdit

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

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