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

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

Full shadeHot Warm

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, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a short, leafy stem, carrying oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, obtuse to subacute leaves that blooms on a simple, erect to 3' [90 cm] tall, inflorescence carrying many flowers of which up to 10 may be open at once with the inflorescence lengthening as the bloom season unfolds.

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 ; Opera Botanica # 95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 as Doritis regnieriana; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Phalaenopsis A Monograph E A Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #4 2002 photo fide;