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Orchid Species: Phalaenopsis pulcherrima

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) J.J.Sm. in 1933.
Genus
Phalaenopsis (Phal.)
Grex
pulcherrima
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) J.J.Sm.
Year
1933
ORIGIN: Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Yunnan China, Vietnam, Borneo and Sumatra at elevations of 100 to 1300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A hot to warm growing lithophytic or terrestrial orchid in sandy soils with a short, leafy stem, carrying oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, obtuse to subacute leaves a simple, erect to 3' [90 cm] tall, inflorescence carrying many flowers of which to 10 may be open at oncc with the inflorescence lengthening as the bloom season lenghtens. Occuring in all of Southeast Asia and requires even watering and fertilizer through out the year. It is the same as Phalaenopsis in it's cultural necessities yet requires more light to flower well.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/2 to 2 inches [1.25 to 5 cm] -- 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 regnieriana 1887 Rchb.f.
Add+ Phalaenopsis Phal antennifera 1879 Rchb.f.
Add+ Phalaenopsis Phal esmeralda 1874 Rchb.f.
Add+ Phalaenopsis Phal mastersii 1897 King & Pantl.
Add+ Doritis Dor pulcherrima var. surat
Add+ Phalaenopsis Phal pulcherrima var. buyssoniana
Add+ Doritis Dor regnieriana 1965 (Rchb.f.) Holttum
Add+ Doritis Dor pulcherrima 1833 Lindl.
Add+ Phalaenopsis Phal pulcherrima h.f. champornensis-coerulea
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