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Phalaenopsis malipoensis Ma Li Po Phalaenopsis


Ma Li Po Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis malipoensis


Phalaenopsis malipoensis Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen 2005 SUBGENUS Parishianae [Sweet] Christensen 2001 Photo by Philip Wojtas and his Flicker Orchid Photo Site

Deep shade Warm Spring

Common Name The Ma Li Po Phalaenopsis [A region of Yunan Province China] - In China Ma Li Po Hu Die Lan

Flower Size 1/2 to .65" " [1.2 to 1.6 cm]

Found in southeastern Yunnan China in sparse forests and forest margins on trees at elevations of 600 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short, monopodial stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 3 to 5, mostly deciduous, usually 2 at flowering, slightly fleshy, oblong to elliptic, obliquely acute-obtuse, broadly cuneat-rounded below intothe base leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to 4, basal, 3.2 to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, green, racemose, laxly 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with pale yellow-green, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts

CAUTION Eric Christenson considers this orchid the Chinese form of P lobbii.