Phalaenopsis sanderiana

Phalaenopsis sanderiana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. sanderiana
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis sanderiana
Rchb. f. 1883

Phalaenopsis sanderiana is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.


Plant blooms in the summer with up to fifteen 7.5 cm wide flowers. The flower is variable in color between white, pink and rose purple.

The species was first collected by Roebelen. At the time it first flowered in 1882 it was believed to be a hybrid between Phalaenopsis aphrodite and Phalaenopsis schillerana. But after examination of the horse shoe shape callus it was determine to be its own species.


Plants are found in the Philippines


Grow in cool 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.


Phalaenopsis sanderiana white Phalaenopsis sanderiana variant Lip is white, sepals and petals are white


Common Names: Sander's Phalaenopsis

The plant is named in honor of Federick Sander who introduced it in 1882.


  1. Phalaenopsis alcicornis Rchb.f. 1887
  2. Phalaenopsis amabilis avr aphrodite subvar sanderiana [Rchb.f] Ames 1908
  3. Phalaenopsis amabilis var sanderiana [Rchb.f] Davis 1949
  4. Phalaenopsis aphrodite var sanderiana [Rchb.f] Quisimb. 1941
  5. Phalaenopsis sanderiana f. alba (H.J.Veitch) Christenson 2001
  6. Phalaenopsis sanderiana subvar. alba H.J.Veitch 1891
  7. Phalaenopsis sanderiana var. alba [Veitch] Stein 1891
  8. Phalaenopsis sanderiana var. marmorata Rchb.f. 1883

References Edit

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

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