Paraphalaenopsis serpentilingua (J.J. Sm.) A.D. Hawkes 1963

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Angle

Photos by Danny Lentz , plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Common Name The Snake Tongue Paraphalaenopsis [refers to the slit lip]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Borneo in seasonal swamp forests in partial shade at elevations below 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte on moss covered rocks with a short, few leaved stem carrying cylindric, caniculate leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect to ascendant, to 7 flowered, to 14" [35 cm] long inflorescence carrying fragrant, long-lasting flowers held close together.

Synonyms Paraphalaenopsis thorntonii (Holttum) A.D.Hawkes 196; *Phalaenopsis serpentilingua J.J. Sm. 1933; Phalaenopsis thorntonii Holttum 1966

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 #7 1960 as Phalaenopsis simonseiphoto ok; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 4 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 1 1973 photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 4 1981 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 21 1165 - 1328 Brieger 1988; 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #9 2013 photo fide;