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Phalaenopsis pallens

Phal. pallens.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. pallens
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis pallens
[Lindley]Rchb.f 1864

Phalaenopsis pallens is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.


Plant blooms from fall to early spring with up to four 3.5 to 4 cm flowers. Plant can bloom off of the same inflorescence again if it is undamaged.

This species was first described by Lindley as Trichoglottis pallens from a plant grown by Duke of Devonshire in 1849. Reichen bach recognized Lindley's mistake and transfered it to the genus Phalaenopsis in 1864


Plants are found growing in the lowland forest of the Philippines at elevations around 500 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 pallens denticulata.jpg Phalaenopsis pallens var. denticulata Sepals and petals are cream color with large stripes. Lip is white with yellow and purple
Phalaenopsis pallens yellow.jpg Phalaenopsis pallens variant Sepals and petals are cyellow. Lip is white with yellow


Common Names: Pale Colored Phalaenopsis


  1. Phalaenopsis denticulata Rchb. f. 1887
  2. Phalaenopsis foestermannii Rchb.f 1887
  3. Phalaenopsis lueddemannia var. pallens Burb. 1882
  4. Phalaenopsis mariae var. alba Ames & Quisumb. 1935
  5. Phalaenopsis mariae var alba Burbidge ex Warner ?
  6. Phalaenopsis pallens f. alba (Ames & Quisumb.) Christenson 2001
  7. Phalaenopsis pallens f. fourmaniana O.Gruss 2001
  8. Phalaenopsis pallens var. alba [Ames & Quis] Sweet 1969
  9. Phalaenopsis pallens var. pallens [Lindley]Rchb.f 1864
  10. Phalaenopsis pallens var. trullifera Sweet 1968
  11. Polychilos pallens (Lindl.) Shim 1982
  12. Stauropsis pallens Rchb. f. 1860
  13. *Trichoglottis pallens Lindley 1850


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