Fandom

Orchids Wiki

Phalaenopsis maculata

4,197pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
Phalaenopsis maculata

Phal. maculata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. maculata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis maculata
Rchb.f 1881


Phalaenopsis maculata is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from early winter to spring with several 3 cm flowers.

Phalaenopsis maculata was first flowered in 1881 in the Veitch establishment, from the collection by Curtis.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on limestone hills and mossy trees in Borneo and Sulawesi at elevations of 0 to 1000 meters

CultureEdit

Grow in intermeidiate 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.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Phal maculata Phalaenopsis maculata variant Sepals and petals are white with brown patches. Lip is red.
Phal maculata yellow Phalaenopsis maculata variant Sepals and petals are white with yellow patches. Lip is yellow.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Spotted Phalaenopsis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Phalaenopsis cruciata Schltr. 1910
  2. Phalaenopsis maculata f. flava Christenson 2001
  3. Phalaenopsis muscicola Ridl. 1893
  4. Polychilos maculata (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982

ReferencesEdit

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

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.