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Phalaenopsis speciosa Beautiful Phalaenopsis


Beautiful Phalaenopsis , Phalaenopsis speciosa


Phalaenopsis speciosa Rchb. f. 1881 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Zebrinae Pfitz 1889 Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page.

Fragrance Full shade Hot to Warm LATE Spring EARLY Winter

Common Name The Beautiful Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 2.1" [5.5 cm]

Found on the islands of Andaman and Nicobar at low elelvations as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with flattened roots, a short stem enveloped completely by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 4 to 5, elliptic-obovate, tapered at the base, acute to obtuse, convex leaves that blooms in the late spring through early winter on a arching to subpendant, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, racemose or paniculate inflorescence with showy, very fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis speciosa var. christiana Rchb.f 1882; Phalaenopsis speciosa var. imperatrix Rchb.f. 1882; Polychilos speciosa (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982