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 Summer

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 in the summer 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.

CAUTION!!! Most likely this species is only a variety of P pulcherrima

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; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #4 2019 as P pulcherrinma var regnieriana Photo fide

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