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Phalaenopsis sumatrana Sumatran Phalaenopsis


Sumatran Phalaenopsis , Phalaenopsis sumatrana


Phalaenopsis sumatrana Korth. & Rchb. f. 1860 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Zebrinae Pfitz 1889 Photo by Parkside Orchids Website.

Common Name The Sumatran Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 2 to 3" [6-7.6 cm] Fragrant

Found in Sumatra, Borneo and the Malay pennisula as well as the Philippines as a medium sized, warm to hot growing epiphyte in lowland to mixed montane forests on trees and shady nooks near streams at elevations to 700 meters with a short stem completely enveloped by persistent, imbricating leaf bases carrying fleshy, obovate or oblong-elliptic, arched or pendant, acute or rounded leaves that blooms on a to 12" [30 cm] long, ascending, several [5] to many flowered, racemose or few branched, fractiflex inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and mildly fragrant, fleshy, color variable flowers occuring in the spring through fall.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis acutifolia Linden 1886; Phalaenospsis corningiana var flava Hort. ex Fowlie 1982; Phalaenopsis paucivittata [Rchb.f] Fowlie 1985; Phalaenopsis sumatrana var paucivittatas Rchb.f 1882; Phalaenopsis sumatrana subvar. paucivittata [Rchb.f] Veitch 1891; Polychilos sumatrana [Korth & Rchb.f] Shim 1982