Phalaenopsis floresensis Fowlie 1993 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968 Photo courtesy of Peter Zerche and his website

Another Angle Photo by Art Vogel

Common Name The Flores Island Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found on the island of Flores in Indonesia in forests often near waterfalls as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte at elevations of 100 to 500 meters with 5 to 7, narrowly ovate to elliptic, obtuse leaves and blooms in the spring on 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, shorter than the leaf, few [2 to 3] flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 1 1993 photo fide; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 photo good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide