Phalaenopsis wilsonii Rolfe 1909 SUBGENUS Aphyllae [Sweet] E. A.
Christensen 2001 Photo courtesy of Marc Flandre
Common Name Wilson's Phalaenopsis [English Plant Collector
1800's] - In China Hua Xi Hu Die Lan
Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm] Fragrant
Found in southern Yunnan China in montane forests at elevations
of 800 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing
epiphyte with a short stem carrying 4 to 5, [sometimes leafless or
with 1 to 2 leaves at blooming] sometimes purplish, reddish
abaxially when young, oblong to subelliptic leaves that blooms on an
arcuate or pendant, simple, variable length to 8" [20 cm] long,
zigzag inflorescence with a few, fragrant, simultaneously opening
flowers occuring in the spring.
Synonyms Kingidium wilsonii (Rolfe) O.Gruss & Roellke 1996;
Phalaenopsis minior Liu 1988; Phalaenopsis wilsonii f. azurea
Z.J.Liu & Z.Z.Ru 2006; Polychilos wilsonii (Rolfe) Shim 1982