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Phalaenopsis lobbii

Phalaenopsis lobbii.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. lobbii
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis lobbii
(Rchb. f.) H.R. Sweet 1980

Phalaenopsis lobbii is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.


Plant blooms in the spring with several sequential opening 2 cm wide flowers.

The species was discovered by Reverand C.S. Parish while traveling in Moulmein. It was later introduce in to cultivation by Messrs. Low & Co. in England in 1862.


Plants grow on old trees and mossy branches in the lowland forest of the Himalayas, NE India, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanamar and Vietnam at elevations of 366 to 1200 meters


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.


Image Name Description
Phalaenopsis lobbii f. flavilabia.jpg Phalaenopsis lobbii f. flavilabia Lip is yellow, sepals are white and petals are white
Phalaenopsis lobbii var vietnamense.jpg Phalaenopsis lobbii var vietnamense Lip is brown with patches of yellow, sepals are white and petals are white
Phal. lobbii 'Lourens'.jpg Phalaenopsis lobbii 'Lourens' Lip is light brown with yellow, sepals and petals are white
Phalaenopsis lobbii1.jpg Phalaenopsis lobbii variant Lip is yellow, sepals and petals are white with light yellow
Phal. lobbii India.jpg Phalaenopsis lobbii variant Lip is brown, sepals and petals are white


Common Names: Lobb's Phalaenopsis


  1. Phalaenopsis decumbens [Griff]Holtman var lobbii ?
  2. Phalaenopsis listeri Berkley 1887
  3. Phalaenopsis lobbii (Rchb. f.) Aver. 1988
  4. Phalaenopsis lobbii f. flavilabia Christenson 2001
  5. *Phalaenopsis parishii var. lobbii Rchb. f. 1870
  6. Polychilos lobbii (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982


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