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Phalaenopsis sanderiana Sander's Phalaenopsis


Sander's Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis sanderiana


Phalaenopsis sanderiana Rchb. f. 1883 SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Phalaenopsis Benth 1883 Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Common Name Sander's Phalaenopsis [English Orchid Grower 1800's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Endemic to the Philippines as a pendant growing epiphyte with elliptic to oblong-elliptic, obtuse rounded, tapered to the conduplicate base leaves with green suffused with purple and overlayed with silver and a arching-erect, to 32" [80 cm] long, racemose or few branched paniculate inflorescence with minute, triangular, concave, scarious floral bracts carrying 15 to 20, showy, membraneous flowers occuring in the mid spring to late summer

Synonyms Phalaenopsis alcicornis Rchb.f. 1887; Phalaenopsis amabilis avr aphrodite subvar sanderiana [Rchb.f] Ames 1908; Phalaenopsis amabilis var sanderiana [Rchb.f] Davis 1949; Phalaenopsis aphrodite var sanderiana [Rchb.f] Quisimb. 1941; Phalaenopsis sanderiana f. alba (H.J.Veitch) Christenson 2001; Phalaenopsis sanderiana subvar. alba H.J.Veitch 1891; Phalaenopsis sanderiana var. alba [Veitch] Stein 1891; Phalaenopsis sanderiana var. marmorata Rchb.f. 1883