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Phalaenopsis lindeni Linden's Phalaenopsis


Linden's Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis lindenii


Phalaenopsis lindeni Loher 1895 SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Stauroglottis< [Schauer] Benth 1881 Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and Vortex Orchids

Common Name Linden's Phalaenopsis [Belgian Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1 to 1 1/2" [2.5 to 3.75 cm]

A smaller sized, cool, pendant growing epiphytic species with a very short stem enveloped by imbricating leaf bases carrying oblong-lanceolate, to oblong-oblanceolate, acute or obtuse and unequally bilobed apically, dark green mottled with silver-white leaves, native to the Philippines occuring at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters or more and blooms from the spring through fall on a lateral, slender, racemose or rarely paniculate, densely many [30 to 40] flowered, inflorescence that has a flexuose rachis with small bracts and simultaneously opening, delicate flowers. This is the coolest growing species of the genus and is used to add candy stripes in hybrid lines.