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Phalaenopsis speciosa

Phalaenopsis speciosa

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


Phalaenopsis speciosa is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant flowers in the fall with many 5 cm wide fragrant flowers. Flower colors are variable from purple, red, to white.

DistributionEdit

Plants is found growing on exposed trees in the lowland forest on the islands of Andaman and Nicobar.

CultureEdit

Grow cool to intermeidiate. 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 speciosa Phalaenopsis speciosa variant Sepals and petals are white with purple patches. Lip is white with yellow center.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Beautiful Phalaenopsis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Phalaenopsis speciosa var. christiana Rchb.f 1882
  2. Phalaenopsis speciosa var. imperatrix Rchb.f. 1882
  3. Polychilos speciosa (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982

ReferencesEdit

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

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