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Phalaenopsis pantherina

Phalaenopsis pantherina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. pantherina
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis pantherina
Rchb. f. 1864


Phalaenopsis pantherina is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter through summer with several 4 cm flowers. Flowers are fragrant with a sweet scent.

This species can be differs from Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi its different lip and it differs from Phalaenopsis mannii by its long isthmus to the middle lobe of the lip.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on trees in the lowland forest of Borneo at elevations of 0 to 800 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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Panther-Like Phalaenopsis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Polychilos pantherina (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982

ReferencesEdit

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

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