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