!Paraphalaenopsis denevei (J.J. Sm.) A.D. Hawkes 1963

TYPE for the genus

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Plant and Flowers

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Common Name de Nevi's Paraphalaenopsis [Dutch Orchid Collector in Dutch Indies 18-1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in western Borneo on riverside trees in lowland primary forests in bright light at elevations around 300 meters as a large sized [in width], hot growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 3 to 6, fleshy, elongate, cylindric, canaliculate leaves and blooms in the spring on successive, axillary, 6.2" [15.5 cm] long, to 5 [13] flowered inflorescence with triangular, adpressed floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Phalaenopsis denevei J.J. Sm. 1925; Vanda denevei (J.J.Sm.) Zurowetz 1933; Phalaenopsis denevei var. alba F.A.E.Price 1933

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 8 1958 as Phalaenopsis denevei; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #5 1967 as Phalaenopsis denevei photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 37 No 11 1968 as Phalaenopsis denevei photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 1 1973 drawing fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 4 1981 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as Vanda denevei; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 10 1994 photo fide; AOS Bulletin No 63 No 12 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 10 1995; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012 photo fide