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Phalaenopsis corningiana Corning's Phalaenopsis


Corning's Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis corningiana


Phalaenopsis corningiana Rchb. f. 1879 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Zebrinae Pfitz 1889 Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George

Common Name Corning's Phalaenopsis [19th century American Orchid Enthusiast]

Flower Size 2 to 2 1/2" [5 to 6.25 cm]

Found in Borneo at elevations of 450 to 610 meters on limestone cliffs near waterfalls on huge mossy trees 20 feet up as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with oblong to obovate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a shorter than the leaf, 12" [30 cm] long, zigzag inflorescence with sequentially opening, few flowers.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis cumingiana Rchb. f. 1881; Phalaenopsis sumatrana var sanguinea Korth. & Rchb. f. 1860; Polychilos corningiana (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982