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Phalaenopsis cochlearis

Phalaenopsis cochlearis.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. cochlearis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis cochlearis
Holttum 1964


Phalaenopsis cochlearis is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

Description[]

Plant flowers from spring to summer with 4 to 5 cm flowers.

This species was first collected in Sarawak by Robert Kho who sent the plants to Kew, where they were described in cultivation in 1964 by Holttum.

Distribution[]

Plants grow in limestone in the forest of Malaysia and Sarawak, Borneo at elevations of 450 to 700 meters

Culture[]

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

Naming[]

Common Names: Spoon-like Phalaenopsis

Synonyms[]

  1. Polychilos cochlearis [Holttum] Shim 1982

References[]

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