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Phalaenopsis fimbriata Fimbriate Phalenopsis


Fimbriate Phalenopsis, Phalaenopsis fimbriata


Phalaenopsis fimbriata J.J. Sm. 1921 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968

Common Name The Fimbriate Phalenopsis refers to the fimbriate trichomes on the mid-lobe of the lip

Flower Size 1 to 1 1/2" [2.5 to 4 cm]

Found on the Islands of Java, Sumatra and Sarawak at elevations of 790 to 1300 meters on limestone cliffs in moss and on trees in dappled sun as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem enveloped by persistent, imbricating leaf sheaths carrying suberect, oblong-elliptic to elliptic obovate, acute or obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring on a recurved, 11" [27 cm] long, racemose or paniculate, laxly many flowered inflorescence with small ovate-triangular bracts and has simultaneous opening, fleshy flowers.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis fimbriata f. alba O.Gruss & Roellke ex Christenson 2001; Phalaenopsis fimbriata subsp. sumatrana (J.J.Sm.) Christenson 2001; Phalaenopsis fimbriata var. sumatrana J.J.Sm. 1932; Polychilos fimbriata (J.J. Sm.) Shim 1982