Phalaenopsis corningiana Rchb. f. 1879 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Zebrinae Pfitz 1889 Photo by Jean Claude George

Another Flower Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by White Oak Orchids


Common Name Corning's Phalaenopsis [19th century American Orchid Enthusiast]

Flower Size 2 to 2 1/2" [5 to 6.25 cm]

Found in Borneo at elevations of 450 to 610 meters on limestone cliffs near waterfalls on huge mossy trees 20 feet up as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with oblong to obovate leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a shorter than the leaf, 12" [30 cm] long, zigzag, sequentially opening, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis cumingiana Rchb. f. 1881; Phalaenopsis sumatrana subvar. sanguinea (Rchb.f.) A.H.Kent 1891; Phalaenopsis sumatrana var sanguinea Korth. & Rchb. f. 1860; Polychilos corningiana (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; ; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 1981 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 6 1985 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 1 1992 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 1 1983 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 1 1995 photo fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photos fide;