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

Flower Closeup

Photos by Bernard Lagrelle and his The Species of Phalaenopsis Website

Full shadeWarm Summerand Fall

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

Flower Size 1.48" [3.7 cm]

Found in Thailand and Vietnam in lowland forests at elevations of sealevel to 900 meters as a robust, small sized, hot to warm growing 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 in the summer and fall 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; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 Photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #1 2020 photo fide

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