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Phalaenopsis mariae

Phalaenopsis mariae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. mariae
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis mariae
Burbidge ex Warner & Williams 1883


Phalaenopsis mariae is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the summer with several flowers. Flowers are 4 to 5 cm wide and fragrant.

Two plants from this genus was first collected by F. W. Burbidge, while traveling in the Sulu Archipelago for Messrs. Veitch & Co. in 1878. A sketch by Burbidge and a description was also sent to Reichenbach. Plant material was sent to Reichenbach in May 1881 and 1882.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on tree trunks in the Philippines and Borneo at elevations around 600 meters

CultureEdit

Grow in cool to intermeidiate 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: Maria's Phalaenopsis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Polychilos mariae (Burb.) Shim 1982

ReferencesEdit

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

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