Phalaenopsis X intermedia Lindl. 1852-3 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Zebrinae Pfitz 1889 Photo by Joji Castaneda-Lapuz

full shade Summer

Common NameThe Intermediate Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in the Philipines as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte that blooms in the summer on a branched, gradually extending, successively up to 6 at once, several flowered inflorescence

There is a peloric, natural hybrid between P. aphrodite and P. equestris that is an informal variety of P. x intermedia and is found only on the island of Leyte in the Philippines where it is spreading through gardens voluntarily.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis brymeriana Rchb.f. 1876; Phalaenopsis delicata Rchb.f. 1882; Phalaenopsis intermedia var. porteri Rchb.f. 1863; Phalaenopsis lobbii Veitch ex auct. 1852; Phalaenopsis porteri (Rchb.f.) Denning 1876; Phalaenopsis vesta H.J.Veitch 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing good; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981 as P portei sic; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as P intermedia var porteri photo fide; photo fide;

Phalaenopsis X intermedia Lindl. 1852-3 var deizii Subgenus Phalaenopsis Sect. Phalaenopsis Benth 1883 Photo courtesy of Kevin and Debi Johnson and Discover Orchids Inc.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;

Phalaenopsis X intermedia Lindl. 1852-3 var red SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Zebrinae Pfitz 1889 Photo courtesy of Joji Castaneda-Lapuz

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