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Phalaenopsis stuartiana

Phalaenopsis stuartiana

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


Phalaenopsis stuartiana is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with up to 100 flowers. Flowers are 5-9 cm wide and faintly fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in warm humid forest in Mindano in the Philippines at elevations up to 300 meters

CultureEdit

Grow in warm 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 stuartiana var. nobilis Phalaenopsis stuartiana var. nobilis Sepals and petals are yellow. Lip is yellow and spotted.
Phalaenopsis stuartiana punctatissima Phalaenopsis stuartiana var. punctatissima Sepals and petals are white. Lip is yellow and spotted.

NamingEdit

Common Names:Stuart's Phalaenopsis

The species was named in honor of Stuart Low from the Hugh Low & Co.

SynonymsEdit

  1. Phalaenopsis schilleriana Subvar. vestalis [Rchb.f] Veitch 1891
  2. Phalaenopsis schilleriana var. alba Roeblen 1890
  3. Phalaenopsis schilleriana var. vestalis Rchb.f 1882
  4. Phalaenopsis schilleriana var. stuartiana [Rchb.f] Burb.1882
  5. Phalaenopsis stuartiana f. nobilis (Rchb.f.) Christenson 2001
  6. Phalaenopsis stuartiana f. punctatissima (Rchb.f.) Christenson 2001
  7. Phalaenopsis stuartiana var bella Rchb.f 1888
  8. Phalaenopsis stuartiana var. nobilis Rchb.f. 1881
  9. Phalaenopsis stuartiana var. punctatissima Rchb.f. 1882

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