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Phalaenopsis pulcherrima

Phalaenopsis pulcherimma.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. pulcherrima
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis pulcherrima
(Lindl.) J.J.Sm. 1933

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.


Plant blooms from summer to fall with up to ten 1.25 to 5 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the lowland forest of Assam India, Myanamar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Yunnan and Xizang China, Vietnam, Borneo and Sumatra


Grow in intermediate to warm temperatures. Pot in medium fir bark and keep in moderate light. Water about once a week. Keep plant fairly moist but not wet.


Image Name Description
Doritis pulcherrima f coerulea toapel.jpg Phalaenopsis pulcherrima var. coerulea (Fowlie) Christenson 2001 Sepals and petals are light purple. Lip is purple


Common Names:The Beautiful Phalaenopsis


  1. Doritis pulcherrima f. albiflora (Rchb.f.) Roeth & O.Gruss 1999
  2. Phalaenopsis antennifera Rchb.f 1879
  3. Doritis pulcherrima Lindley 1832
  4. Phalaenopsis esmeralda Rchb.f 1874
  5. Phalaenopsis esmeralda var. albiflora Rchb.f. 1877
  6. Phalaenopsis esmeralda var rubra Hort. ex Stein 1892
  7. Phalaenopsis mastersii King & OPantl. 1897
  8. Doritis pulcherrima f. caerulea (Fowlie) O.Gruss & Roeth 1999
  9. Doritis pulcherrima var. caerulea Fowlie 1969
  10. Doritis pulcherrima Lindley var coerulea Fowlie 1969
  11. Doritis pulcherrima f. alba O.Gruss & J.Roeth 1999