Phalaenopsis venosa

Phalaenopsis venosa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. venosa
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis venosa
Shim & Fowlie 1983

Phalaenopsis venosa is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.


Plant blooms from summer to fall with three to five flowers. Flowers are 4 to 6.75 cm wide and has a scent of crushed centipedes.


Plants are found growing in Celebes Islands in Indonesia at elevations around 914 meters.


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.


Phal. venosa red Phalaenopsis venosa variant Sepals and petals are red with a green edge. Lip is white with a pink patch
Phal. venosa Phalaenopsis venosa variant Sepals and petals are orange with yellow edge . Lip is white
Phalaenopsis venosa KO Phalaenopsis venosa variant Sepals and petals are brown with yellow edge . Lip is white


Common Names: The Veined Phalaenopsis


  1. Phalaenopsis venosa var ochracea Fowlie 1983
  2. Polychilos venosa (Shim & Fowlie) Shim & Fowlie 1983

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