Phalaenopsis amboinensis J.J.Smith 1911 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968 Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Plant and Flower Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page.

LATEand EARLY

Common Name The Amboin Island Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 2 to 3"

A small sized, hot growing, epiphytic species from Ambon Island, Sulawesi, Papua and New Guinea and Indonesia in low elevation, shady, humid forests with year round rainfall with to 4, elliptic to oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate leaves that blooms on a lateral, arching, 18" [45 cm] long, racemose or paniculate many flowered inflorescence with small bracts occuring in the late winter and early spring with long-lasting flowers.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis amboinensis f. flavida (Christenson) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Phalaenopsis amboinensis var. flavida Christenson 2001; Phalaenopsis hombronii Finet 1912; Phalaenopsis psilantha Schltr. 1911; Polychilos amboinensis (J.J. Sm.) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 1 1966; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 3 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 1 1973 photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 3 1980 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 1 1983 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 6 1983 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 3 1984 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 7 1985 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 5 1985 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 51 No 3 1987 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 1 1993 photo/drawing fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 2 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 8 2008 photo

Phalenopsis amboinensis var alba Photo By S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebPage.

Phalaenopsis amboinensis var. flavida Christenson 2001 Photo By Thierry BONHOMME and his Orchid Photo WebPage

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 photo fide;

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