Phalaenopsis bastianii O.Gruss & L.Röllke 1991 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968 Photo by © Lourens Grobler

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Common Name Bastian's Phalaenosis [Son of Co-Author of Species current]

Flower Size 1 3/8" to 1 3/4" [3.5 to 4 cm]

Found in The Philippines in the Sulu Archipelago as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 2 to 10, obovate-elliptic, cuneate, rounded and notched apically leaves and blooms in the spring through fall on an erect to arching, 6 to 20" [15 to 50 cm] long, branched inflorescence with each branch carrying from 2 to 7, flat, glossy flowers and is very similar to P mariae but differs in the erect inflorescence and very flat floral features of the flower of P bastianii.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis deltonii Hort. ex Gruss & Rolke 1991; Phalaenopsis bastianii forma flava Gruss & Rolke 1991

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 5 1998 photo; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 10 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 8 2008 photo

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