Phalaenopsis chibae T.Yukawa 1996

SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Deliciosae E. A. Christ 1986

Side View Of Flower Photo by Dustin Dorton

Inflorescence Photo by Zainal Abidin Othman


Common Name Chiba's Phalaenopsis [Japanese Discoverer of Species]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in Vietnam at elevations of 400 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elliptic to obovate, obliquely emarginate, lightly suffused with purple leaves that blooms on an erect, racemose, dull purple, to 4" [11 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with to 13 simultaneoulsy opening flowers.

Synonyms Doritis chibae (T.Yukawa) T.Yukawa & K.Kita 2005; Kingidium chibae [Yukawa] Gruss & Rolke 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Kingidium chibae; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;