Phalaenopsis celebensis Sweet 1980SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Stauroglottis [Schauer] Benth 1881 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower and Angle Photo by Peter Zerche and His Website

Inflorescence Photo by Jean Claude George.


Common Name The Celebes Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Sulawesi, as a miniature sized epiphyte with dark green, mottled with silver grey leaves that blooms in July and August on a lateral, arching then pendant, 16" [40 cm] long, purplish-green, racemose or paniculate, many flowered inflorescence with small bracts and successively opening flowers, starting at the base of the inflorescence

This species should have year-round waterings and full shade.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing hmm; ; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; 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;