Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. cornu-cervi
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi
[Breda] Blume & Rchb.f. 1860

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi is an Phalaenopsis species found in South East Asia.


Plant flowers in the spring to fall with 9 to 12 flowers. Flowers are fragrant and 3 to 5 cm wide. The chromosome number is 2n = 38.

The plant was first described by Breda as Polychilos cornu-cervi in 1827. The plants were first cultivated in England by Messrs. Low & Co. when Rev. C. S. brought several plant back in living condition in 1864.


Plants grow on trees trunks in the dense forest in India, Myanamar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Nicobar Islands, Malaysia, Java, Borneo, Sumatra, and the Philippines at elevations of 1000 meters and below.


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.


Phal. cornu-cervi alba Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi var. alba Sepals and petals are green. Lip is green
Phal. cornu-cervi chattaladae Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi f. chattaladae Sepals and petals are dark red. Lip is white
Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi variant Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi variant Sepals and petals are yellow with red spots.
Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi Darkstar Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi 'Darkstar' Sepals and petals are red with yellow edge.


Common Names: Deer Antlered Phalaenopsis


  1. Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi f. sanguinea Christenson 2001
  2. Phalaenopsis de-vriesiana Rchb. f. 1860
  3. Polychilos cornu-cervi Breda 1827
  4. Polychilos hieroglyphica (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982
  5. Polychilos lamillegera [Sweet] Shim 1982
  6. Polystylus cornu-cervi Hasselt ex Hassk. 1855


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