Phalaenopsis regnieriana Rchb.f. 1887 SUBGENUS Parishianae [Sweet] Christenson SECTION Esmeralda

Flower Closeup Photos by Bernard Lagrelle and his The Species of Phalaenopsis Website

Common Name or Meaning Regnier's Phalaenopsis [French Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2 to 2" [1.25 to 5 cm]

Found in Thailand as a small sized terrestrial 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

Synonyms Doritis pulcherrima var. regnieriana (Rchb.f.) Aver. 2009; Doritis regnieriana (Rchb.f.) Holttum 1965; Phalaenopsis esmeralda f. regneriana (Rchb.f.) J.J.Sm. 1919; Phalaenopsis regnieriana f. aurea Biais, Falcin. & Lafarge 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 as Doritis regnieriana; Phalaenopsis A Monograph E A Christenson 2001 drawing fide