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Phalaenopsis inscriptiosinensis Chinese Character Phalaenopsis


Chinese Character Phalaenopsis , Phalaenopsis inscriptiosinensis


Phalaenopsis inscriptiosinensis Fowlie 1983 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Zebrinae Pfitz 1889 Photo by Amos Tan and his Asiatic Green Orchid Species site

Common Name The Chinese Character Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 1 to 1 1/2" [3.5 cm]

Found in central Sumatra on forests trees at elevations below 914 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an abbreviated stem carrying 3 to 5, elliptic-oblong, undulate leaves that blooms in the summer on a racemose, decurved, 3 to 4 1/2" [7.5 to 11 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with persistent triangular bracts and carrying sequentially opening flowers carrying 2 to 3 open at a time.

This species is often cited as a synonym of P sumatrana but differs in having smaller flowers and no tuft of hairs on the distal tip of the labellum and the calli arise from a basal thickening and are very difficult to see even under magnification..

Synonyms Phalaenopsis sinensis Hort. 1983