Phalaenopsis gibbosa H.R. Sweet 1970 SUBGENUS Parishianae [Sweet] Christensen 2001 Photo by Lourens Grobler


Common Name The Phalaenopsis with a pouch-like swelling

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

This epiphytic, hot to warm growing species is found in Laos, and Vietnam in broadleafed, evergreen, lowland forests at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying a fan of 4 to 5, very broad oblong, deciduous leaves that blooms on a near leafless stem, a 6" [15 cm] long, branched, somewhat zigzag, several [8 to 10] flowered inflorescence occuring in the later winter and early spring.

Synonyms Doritis gibbosa (H.R.Sweet) T.Yukawa & K.Kita 2005; Polychilos gibbosa (H.R. Sweet) Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing good; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Phaleanopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 2 2009 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide