Phalaenopsis lindeni Loher 1895 SUBGENUS Phalaenopsis SECTION Stauroglottis< [Schauer] Benth 1881 Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and Vortex Orchids

Inflorescence Photo by Eric Hunt

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Common Name Linden's Phalaenopsis [Belgian Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 1 to 1 1/2" [2.5 to 3.75 cm]

A smaller sized, cool, pendant growing epiphytic species with a very short stem enveloped by imbricating leaf bases carrying oblong-lanceolate, to oblong-oblanceolate, acute or obtuse and unequally bilobed apically, dark green mottled with silver-white leaves, native to the Philippines occuring at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters or more and blooms from the spring through fall on a lateral, slender, racemose or rarely paniculate, densely many [30 to 40] flowered, inflorescence that has a flexuose rachis with small bracts and simultaneously opening, delicate flowers. This is the coolest growing species of the genus and is used to add candy stripes in hybrid lines.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 1 1966; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 6 1972 photo fide; The Genus Phalaenopsis Sweet 1980 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 2 1981 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 1 1982 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 6 1982 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 1 1983 photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture "P" Bakers 1991; Phalaenopsis, A Monograph EA Christenson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as P lindenii var alba photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 1 2003 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 2 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 4 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 5 2007 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;

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