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Phalaenopsis speciosa

Phalaenopsis speciosa.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. speciosa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis speciosa
Rchb. f. 1881


Phalaenopsis speciosa is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

Description[]

Plant flowers in the fall with many 5 cm wide fragrant flowers. Flower colors are variable from purple, red, to white.

Distribution[]

Plants is found growing on exposed trees in the lowland forest on the islands of Andaman and Nicobar.

Culture[]

Grow cool to intermeidiate. Pot in medium fir bark and keep in partial shade. Water about once a week. Keep plant fairly moist but not wet.

Varities[]

Image Name Description
Phal speciosa.jpg Phalaenopsis speciosa variant Sepals and petals are white with purple patches. Lip is white with yellow center.

Naming[]

Common Names: The Beautiful Phalaenopsis

Synonyms[]

  1. Phalaenopsis speciosa var. christiana Rchb.f 1882
  2. Phalaenopsis speciosa var. imperatrix Rchb.f. 1882
  3. Polychilos speciosa (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982

References[]

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