Phalaenopsis bellina Christenson 1995 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968 Photo by The Orchidee Du Nord Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Allen Black.

Common Name The Beautiful Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This species is a small sized, hot growing, pendant growing epiphyte from Borneo in shady, humid, lowland and swampy riverine forests low down on trees often near or on branches overhanging stream banks at elevations of sealevel to 200 meters with an erect to ascending, short stem completely enveloped by persistant leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying pendulous, broad, rounded, light green leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a suberect or arcuate, 2 3/4" [7 cm] long, racemose or paniculate, few flowered inflorescence with a flattened, fractiflex rachis and small ovate bracts and has only 2 to 3, highly fragrant flowers open at a time. The inflorescence on older plants can rebloom year after year so do not cut off green viable inflorescence.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis bellina f. bowringiana (Rchb.f.) Christenson 1995; Phalaenopsis bellina f. chloracea (Rchb.f.) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Phalaenopsis bellina f. murtoniana (Rchb.f.) Christenson 1995; Phalaenopsis bellina f. punctata (Rchb.f.) Christenson 1995; Phalaenopsis violacea var bellina Rchb.f 1884; Phalaenopsis violacea var chloracea Rchb.f 1884; Phalaenopsis violacea Borneo Variety; Phalaenopsis violacea var. bowringiana Rchb.f. 1884; Phalaenopsis violacea var. murtoniana Rchb.f. 1878; Phalaenopsis violacea var. punctata Rchb.f. 1884

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as P violacea drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Phal violacea in part; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 1 1966; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 1 1969 drawing as P violacea var bellina; Orchid Digest No 36 No 1 1972 as P violascens var murtoniana photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 1 1973 as P violascens var murtoniana photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 3 1974 as P violacea var murtoniana photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 8 1978 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 2 1979 photo; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 as P violacea var bellina drawing/photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 as P violacea var bowringiana drawing fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 as P violacea var murtoniana photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 as P violacea var punctata drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 3 1980 photo as P violacea; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 6 1981 photo fide as P violacea; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 1 1983 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 7 1983 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985 photo as P violacea; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 8 1985 photo as Phal violacea; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as P violacea drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as P violacea drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide as P violacea; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as P vilolacea photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 5 1998 as P violacea; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 no 5 1999 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 9 2001 photo; *Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 photo fide; *Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 Phalaenopsis bellina f. alba; *Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 as Phalaenopsis bellina f. bowringiana drawing fide; *Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 Phalaenopsis bellina f. murtoniana; *Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 Phalaenopsis bellina f. punctata drawing; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 2 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 8 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 7 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 2 2006 photo; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide

Phalaenopsis bellina ( Rchb.f. ) Christenson f. alba Christenson 2001 Photo courtesy of Bill Bergstrom and Bergstrom Orchids

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 3 1974 as P violacea var alba photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 8 1980 as P violacea var alba; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide as P violacea AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 9 2001 photo; *Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 2 2004 photo

Phalaenopsis bellina f. bowringiana (Rchb.f.) Christenson 1995

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

Phalaenopsis bellina f. murtoniana (Rchb.f.) Christenson 1995 Photo Jim L and Big Leaf Orchids

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

Phalaenopsis bellina Green Form Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page

A green Color Form Of the previous species.

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