Phalaenopsis curnowiana is an orchid species identified by [Baker] in . Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Phalaenopsis schilleriana.
ORIGIN: Found on Luzon and other smaller surrounding islands of The Philippine archipelago in rainforests, high up on the trees, at elevations of 0 to 450 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Large sized, hot growing epiphytic plant with stout, short, stems enveloped by imbricate leaf bases carrying fleshy, elliptic, oblong-ellptic, to oblanceolate, obtuse, dark green mottled silver grey leaves, that blooms in the spring on a branching, arching to pendant, to more than 3' [90 cm] long, few to many [3 to 250] flowered inflorescence with small ovate-cucullate bracts carrying showy, delicate, fragrant flowers that can be quite stunning.
FLOWER SIZE: Less than 3 1/2 inches [8 to 9 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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