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Phalaenopsis deliciosa

Phalaenopsis deliciosa.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. deliciosa
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis deliciosa
Rchb. f. 1854

Phalaenopsis deliciosa is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.


Plant bloom any season with several 1.5 to 2 cm flowers.


Plants grow in lowland forest of India to SE Asia, Java, Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines at elevations below 600 meters


Grow 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.


Image Name Description
Phal deliciosa alba.jpg Phalaenopsis deliciosa f alba Sepals and petals are white. Lip is white.
Phal deliciosa hookeriana.jpg Phalaenopsis deliciosa var hookeriana Sepals and petals are yellow with red spots near the center. Lip is yellow with a red patch.


Common Names: The Delicate Phalaenopsis


  1. Aerides latifolia Thw. 1861
  2. Doritis hebe [Rchb.f] Schlechter 1913
  3. Doritis latifolia [Thw.] Trim 1885
  4. Doritis philippinensis Ames 1908
  5. Doritis steffensii Schlechter 1911
  6. Doritis wightii [Rchb.f] Benth & J D Hook 1883
  7. Kingidium deliciosum (Rchb. f.) H.R. Sweet 1970
  8. Kingidium deliciosum var bellum {teijsm & Binn 1993
  9. Kingidium philippinenesis [Ames] O. Gruss 1995
  10. Kingidium wightii [Rchb.f] Gruss & Rolke 1995
  11. Kingiella hebe {Rchb.f] Rolfe 1917
  12. Kingiella philippinensis [Ames] Rolfe 1917
  13. Kingiella steffensii [Schltr.] Rolfe 1917
  14. Phalaenopsis alboviolacea Ridl. 1893
  15. Phalaenopsis amethystina Rchb.f 1865
  16. Phalaenopsis bella Teijsm & Binn. 1862
  17. Phalaenopsis hebe Rchb.f 1862
  18. Phalaenopsis hebe var amboinensis J.J.Sm. 1917
  19. Phalaenopsis wightii Rchb.f 1862