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Phalaenopsis mariae

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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. mariae
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis mariae
Burbidge ex Warner & Williams 1883


Phalaenopsis mariae is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

Description[]

Plant blooms in the summer with several flowers. Flowers are 4 to 5 cm wide and fragrant.

Two plants from this genus was first collected by F. W. Burbidge, while traveling in the Sulu Archipelago for Messrs. Veitch & Co. in 1878. A sketch by Burbidge and a description was also sent to Reichenbach. Plant material was sent to Reichenbach in May 1881 and 1882.

Distribution[]

Plants are found growing on tree trunks in the Philippines and Borneo at elevations around 600 meters

Culture[]

Grow in cool to intermeidiate 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: Maria's Phalaenopsis

Synonyms[]

  1. Polychilos mariae (Burb.) Shim 1982

References[]

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