Phalaenopsis javanica J.J.Sm. 1918 SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968

Plant and Flower

Flower Side View Photo courtesy of Dustin Dorton

Common Name The Javanese Phalaenopsis

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found on the island of Java at elevations around 700 to 1000 meters as a warm growing epiphyte with many glossy, elliptic-obovate leaves tapering to the base and apically acute or obtuse that blooms in the spring on a suberect, racemose, sometimes branching, to 10" [25 cm] long, rhachis fractiflex, few flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute-acuminate, concave floral bracts with fleshy, cupped flowers.

Synonyms Phalaenopsis javanica f. alba O.Gruss & Roellke ex Christenson 2001; Phalaenopsis latisepala Rolfe 1920; Polychilos javanica ( J.J.Sm. ) P.S.Shim 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 4 1999 photo; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide;

Phalaenopsis javanica f. alba O.Gruss & Roellke ex Christenson 2001 Photo by Lourens Grobler

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001

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