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Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana

Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. lueddemanniana
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana
Rchb.f 1862


Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant flowers in the spring to summer three to five flowers. Flowers are up to 6 cm wide and fragrant.

This species was introduced in to cultivation by Low in England.

DistributionEdit

Plants is found growing in the Philippines at elevations below 100 meters.

CultureEdit

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

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var ochracea Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. ochracea Sepals and petals are white with yellow patches. Lip is white

NamingEdit

Entomology:Reichenbach named the plant in honor of M. Lueddemann of Paris, who first flowered the plant in 1865.

Common Names: Lueddemann's Phalaenopsis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Phalaenopsis lueddemannii Náves 1880
  2. Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. delicata Rchb.f. 1865
  3. Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. ochrata Rchb.f. 1865
  4. Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. ochracea Rchb.f. 1865
  5. Phalaenopsis ochracea [Rchb.f] Carriere ex Stein 1892
  6. Polychilos lueddemanniana (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982

ReferencesEdit

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

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