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Phalaenopsis braceana Brace's Phalaenopsis


Brace's Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis braceana


Phalaenopsis braceana (Hook. f.) Christenson 1986 SUBGENUS Aphyllae [Sweet] Christ 2001 Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page.

Full shade Warm to Cool Spring

Common Name Brace's Phalaenopsis [Orchid Illustrator 1800's] - In China Jian Nang Hu Die Lan

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Myanamar, south China and Vietnam at forest edges at elevations of 1100 to 2100 meters as a miniature, warm to cool growing epiphyte with large roots and one to two, deciduous, oblong-elliptic, subacute leaves and blooms in the spring on a suberect to erect, racemose inflorescence with 1 to 2 distant tubular bracts and lanceolate, acuminate, concave floral bracts carrying 4 to 6 color variable flowers

Synonyms Biermannia naviculare Tang & Wang 1997; *Doritis braceana Hook. f. 1890; Kingidium braceanum (Hook. f.) Seidenf. 1988; Kingidium naviculare Tsi ex Hashim 1984