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Phalaenopsis maculata Spotted Phalaenopsis


Spotted Phalaenopsis , Phalaenopsis maculata


Phalaenopsis maculata Rchb.f 1881 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Spotted Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 1/2 to 3/4"

Found in Borneo and Sulawesi in lowland to mixed hill forests at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters on limestone hills at the base of mossy trees on moist, bare rocks as a small to medium sized warm to cool growing, miniature epiphyte or lithophyte with a very short stem, completely enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying, 2 to 3, fleshy, oblong-ligulate, acute to bilobed apically, gradually narrwoing below in to the base leaves that blooms with a lateral, arched, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence with small floral bracts.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis cruciata Schltr. 1910; Phalaenopsis maculata f. flava Christenson 2001; Phalaenopsis muscicola Ridl. 1893; Polychilos maculata (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982