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Phalaenopsis amboinensis Amboin Island Phalaenopsis



Phalaenopsis amboinensis J.J.Smith 1911 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968 Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Common Name The Amboin Island Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 2 to 3"

A small sized, hot growing, epiphytic species from Ambon Island, Sulawesi, Papua and New Guinea and Indonesia in low elevation, shady, humid forests with year round rainfall with to 4, elliptic to oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate leaves that blooms on a lateral, arching, 18" [45 cm] long, racemose or paniculate many flowered inflorescence with small bracts occuring in the late winter and early spring with long-lasting flowers.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis hombronii Finet 1912; Phalaenopsis psilantha Schltr. 1911; Polychilos amboinensis (J.J. Sm.) Shim 1982