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Phalaenopsis cochlearis Spoon-like Phalaenopsis


Spoon-like Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis cochlearis


Phalaenopsis cochlearis Holttum 1964 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Fuscatae Sweet 1968 Photo courtesy of Allen Black.

Common Name Spoon-like Phalaenopsis [refers to the concave midlobe of the lip]

Flower Size 1 1/2 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in Malaysia and Sarawak, Borneo in forests on limestone as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 450 to 700 meters in limestone areas and on limestone cliffs with 2 to 4, oblong-ovate to oblong-elliptic, prominently veined on top leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a suberect, branched, 12 to 20" [30 to 51 cm] long, few to several flowered, slightly fractiflex towards the apex inflorescence with ovate-cucullate, acute floral bracts .

Synonyms Polychilos cochlearis [Holttum] Shim 1982