Phalaenopsis pantherina Rchb. f. 1864 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION
Polychilos [Breda] Rchb.f 1864 Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his
Vortex Orchid Page.
Fragrance Winter Summer
Common Name The Panther-Like Phalaenopsis [refers to the spots on
the flower] - In Borneo "The Crocodile Tail Orchid"
Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]
Found in Borneo in lowland to mixed montane forests in the canopy
of tall trees as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte from
sealevel to 800 meters in elevation with extremly thick, white roots
and a short stem that is leafy throughout carrying oblong to
narrowly oblong-elliptic, obliquely obtuse and sublobulate, pale
green leaves and blooms in the winter and summer on a basal, to 18"
[to 45 cm] long, racemose or few branched, terete, fleshy, strongly
flattened, few flowered inflorescence with fleshy, distichous floral
bracts and carries successively single, somewhat sweetly fragrant,
Synonyms Polychilos pantherina (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982