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Phalaenopsis wilsonii  Wilson's Phalaenopsis


 Wilson's Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis wilsonii


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