Phalaenopsis cochlearis Holttum 1964 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Fuscatae Sweet 1968 Photo by Allen Black.


Common Name Spoon-like Phalaenopsis [refers to the concave midlobe of the lip]

Flower Size 1 1/2 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in Malaysia and Sarawak, Borneo in forests on limestone as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 450 to 700 meters in limestone areas and on limestone cliffs with 2 to 4, oblong-ovate to oblong-elliptic, prominently veined on top leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a suberect, branched, 12 to 20" [30 to 51 cm] long, few to several flowered, slightly fractiflex towards the apex inflorescence with ovate-cucullate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Polychilos cochlearis [Holttum] Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 1 1966 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969 drawing; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 3 1973 photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; Phaleanopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Wood & Beeman etal 2001; Orchids of Borneo Wood, Shim & Lamb Vol 4 2003 drawing/photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;