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Phalaenopsis lamelligera

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. lamelligera
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis lamelligera
H.R.Sweet 1969


Phalaenopsis lamelligera is an Phalaenopsis species found in South East Asia.

Description[]

Plant flowers in the spring to fall with 9 to 12 flowers. Flowers are fragrant

This species is similar to Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi but differs by having a "m" shaped lip, larger intensive violet markings behind the midlobe, and darker thicker spots.

The plant was introduced into cultivation in 1891 by Bull. This species is often labeled as a synonym for Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi but the RBG at Kew recognizes it as its own species.

Distribution[]

Plants grow on trees trunks in the forest of northern Borneo.

Culture[]

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.

Naming[]

Common Names:

Synonyms[]

  1. Polychilos lamelligera (H.R.Sweet) Shim, Malayan Nat. J. 36: 24 (1982).

References[]

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