Phalaenopsis x gersenii Rolfe 1917 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968 Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Tom Zavortink

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Common Name Gersen's Phalaenopsis [Orchid Collector in Sumatra 1800's]

Found in Sumatra in lowlands as a small to medium sized hot growing natural hybrid betweeen P violacea and P sumatrana

Synonyms Phalaenopsis sumatrana var gersenii [Teijsm. & Binn] Rchb.f 1865; Phalaenopsis sumatrana var lilacina [Teijsm. & Binn] Rchb.f 1865; Phalaenopsis violacea var. schroderi Rodigas 1885; Phalaenopsis violacea var. schroederiana Rchb.f 1882; Phalaenopsis zebrina var gersenii Teijsm. & Binn. 1862; Phalaenopsis zebrina var lilacina Teijsm. & Binn. 1862; Polychilos x gersenii [Teijsm. & Binn] Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest No 36 No 1 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 3 1974 photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 6 1981 drawing/photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001;