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Phalaenopsis modesta

Phalaenopsis modesta.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. modesta
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis modesta
J.J. Sm. 1906


Phalaenopsis modesta is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

Description[]

Plant blooms from spring to fall with several flowers. Flowers are fragrant and 3.8cm wide.

Distribution[]

Plants are found growing in the montane forest of Borneo at elevations around 50 to 900 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.

Varieties[]

Image Name Description
Phalaenopsis modesta alba.jpg Phalaenopsis modesta var. alba Sepals and petals are white. Lip is yellow with white
Phalaenopsis modesta pp.jpg Phalaenopsis modesta variant Sepals and petals are white with purple. Lip is purple

Naming[]

Common Names: The Modest Phalaenopsis

Synonyms[]

  1. Polychilos modesta (J.J. Sm.) Shim 1982
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