Phalaenopsis buyssoniana Rchb.f. 1888 SUBGENUS Parishianae [Sweet} Christenson SECTION Esmeralda

Flower Closeup Photos by Bernard Lagrelle and his The Species of Phalaenopsis Website 1.84" [4.6 cm]

Common Name or Meaning Buysson's Phalaenopsis [French Horticulturist later 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Thailand and Vietnam as a robust, small sized terrestrial with oblong-elliptic to elliptic-obovate, concave, pale silvery green with fine purple spotting above and purple suffusion and spotting beneath leaves that blooms on a stiffly erect, to 3'4" [1 meter] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Doritis buyssoniana (Rchb.f.) J.M.H.Shaw 2003; Doritis pulcherrima var. buyssoniana (Rchb.f.) Aver. 2009;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber as syn of D pulcherrima; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 photo fide;