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Phalaenopsis modesta

Phalaenopsis modesta

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. modesta
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis modesta
J.J. Sm. 1906


Phalaenopsis modesta is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to fall with several flowers. Flowers are fragrant and 3.8cm wide.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the montane forest of Borneo at elevations around 50 to 900 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.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Phalaenopsis modesta alba Phalaenopsis modesta var. alba Sepals and petals are white. Lip is yellow with white
Phalaenopsis modesta pp Phalaenopsis modesta variant Sepals and petals are white with purple. Lip is purple

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Modest Phalaenopsis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Polychilos modesta (J.J. Sm.) Shim 1982

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