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Phalaenopsis thailandica

Phalaenopsis gibbosa.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. gibbosa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis gibbosa
H.R. Sweet 1970


Phalaenopsis thailandica is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

Description[]

Plant blooms in the early spring with eight to ten 1.25 cm wide flowers. IMPORTANT NOTE: Phalaenopsis gibbosa has been renamed Phalaenopsis thailandica. Phalaenopsis gibbosa is now the name of a new species described by Olaf Gruss in 2009.

Distribution[]

Plants grow in the lowland forest of Laos and northern Vietnam at elevations of 0 to 1000 meters

Culture[]

Grow in warm temperatures. 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:The Phalaenopsis with a pouch-like swelling

Synonyms[]

  1. Polychilos gibbosa (H.R. Sweet) Shim 1982
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