Phalaenopsis tetraspis

Phalaenopsis tetraspis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. tetraspis
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis tetraspis
Rchb.f. 1868

Phalaenopsis tetraspis is an Phalaenopsis species found in South East Asia.


Plant flowers in spring with four to eight flowers. Flowers are 4 to 5 cm and fragrant.


Plants grow in Sumatra, the Andaman Islands and Nicobar islands at elevations around 0 meters.


Grow intermediate to warm. Pot in medium fir bark and keep in partial shade. Water about once a week. Keep plant fairly moist but not wet.


Phalaenopsis tetraspis alba Phalaenopsis tetraspis variant Sepals and petals are white. without red bars
Phalaenopsis tetraspis c1 Phalaenopsis tetraspis variant Sepals are red and petals are white. Lip is red


Common Names: The Four Sheild Phalaenopsis


  1. Phalaenopsis barrti King ex Hook. f. 1895
  2. Phalaenopsis imperati ?
  3. Phalaenopsis speciosa var tetraspsis [Rchb.f] Sweet 1968
  4. Phalaenopsis sumatrana var alba Wilson 1915
  5. Polychilos speciosa (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982

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