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Phalaenopsis mannii

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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. mannii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis mannii
Rchb.f 1871


Phalaenopsis mannii is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

Description

Plant flowers in the spring with up to seventy 4 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

This species was first discovered in Sikkim by Gustav Mann in May of 1868. The species was then dried and sent to Reichenbach who described it in 1871.

Distribution

Plants growing on trees near water in valleys and evergreen forest of Indian Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanamar, southern China and Vietnam at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters

Culture

Grow in warm conditions. Pot in medium fir bark and keep in partial shade. Water about once a week. Keep plant fairly moist but not wet. With hold watering in the winter. Plant can be grown mounted

Naming

Common Names: Mann's Phalaenopsis

Synonyms

  1. Phalaenopsis boxalli Rchb.f 1883; Polychilos mannii (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982

References

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