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Orchid Species: Paraphalaenopsis labukensis

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Paraphalaenopsis labukensis is an orchid species identified by Shim in 1981.
Genus
Grex
labukensis
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Shim
Year
1981
ORIGIN: Pps. labukensis occurs in Sabah Borneo (named after the Labuk valley) and grows on trees in hill forests on ultramafic rocks above valleys, at about 500 to 1000 meters in elevation; their leaves can exceed 2 meters in cultivation.

DESCRIPTION: This is a giant sized [in width], hot to warm, pendent growing epiphytic, terete-leafed species with, 3 to 5, pendulous, cylindrical, caniculate, fleshy leaves and blooms in the spring on an erect to pendulous, short to 3.2 [8 cm], axillary, 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, obtuse floral bracts and carrying cinnamon scented flowers. Paraph. labukensis occurs in Sabah Borneo (named after the Labuk valley) and grows on trees in hill forests on ultramafic rocks above valleys, at about 500 to 1000 meters in elevation; their leaves can exceed 2 meters in cultivation.

FLOWER SIZE: 2.5 inches [6.2 cm] wide -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Phalaenopsis Phal labukensis 1982 (Shim, A.L.Lamb & C.L.Chan) Shim
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