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Phalaenopsis maculata

Phal. maculata.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. maculata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis maculata
Rchb.f 1881


Phalaenopsis maculata is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

Description[]

Plant blooms from early winter to spring with several 3 cm flowers.

Phalaenopsis maculata was first flowered in 1881 in the Veitch establishment, from the collection by Curtis.

Distribution[]

Plants are found growing on limestone hills and mossy trees in Borneo and Sulawesi at elevations of 0 to 1000 meters

Culture[]

Grow in intermeidiate 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.

Varities[]

Image Name Description
Phal maculata.jpg Phalaenopsis maculata variant Sepals and petals are white with brown patches. Lip is red.
Phal maculata yellow.jpg Phalaenopsis maculata variant Sepals and petals are white with yellow patches. Lip is yellow.

Naming[]

Common Names: The Spotted Phalaenopsis

Synonyms[]

  1. Phalaenopsis cruciata Schltr. 1910
  2. Phalaenopsis maculata f. flava Christenson 2001
  3. Phalaenopsis muscicola Ridl. 1893
  4. Polychilos maculata (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982

References[]

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